December 2006 Issue

Reaching the Hispanic market

By |December 1st, 2006|

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Victor Palencia, winemaker at Willow Crest Winery, believes there is an untapped market for Washington wines in the Latino segment

Making piece rate work

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Facing rising labor costs and a shrinking pool of workers, Yakima Valley Orchards has been

From vineyard to winery

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Victor Palencia is likely the youngest winemaker in the Pacific Northwest, hired as assistant winemaker

Labor shortages might worsen

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West Coast tree fruit producers dodged a bullet this year. In Washington, hailstorms that shrank the crops and cool fall

New AVA boasts fine wine, not snakes

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An inside view of grapes grown on the Lyre trellis system at the Outlook Vineyard. Yields can be

Storing Honeycrisp

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As production of Honeycrisp increases, the apple industry will need to know how best to store the variety, Dr. Dana

H-2A provides a reliable work force

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Rob Valicoff used H-2A guest workers for the first time this year, hoping to ensure a legal work

Companies help farmers

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Several companies are helping growers to comply with the complexities of the federal foreign guest-worker program. Employers using the H-2A

Sticker shows apple maturity

By |December 1st, 2006|

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Robert Klein’s sticker turns color as an apple ripens. A thumbnail-sized white sticker that turns blue

Do guest workers pencil out?

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Is an employer better off trying to recruit workers at the orchard or bringing in

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