Legal & Regulatory

No-match letters from the Social Security Administration are back

By |April 11th, 2019|

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Growers should keep an eye out for “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration, which warn employers that the agency

USDA’s farmers.gov now features help with H-2A applications and managing loans

By |April 4th, 2019|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched of two new features on farmers.gov to provide assistance with the H-2A application

Washington researchers get a look at European innovations

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Research commission tour finds some exciting ideas but no major advances on technology tour in Germany and the Netherlands.

Dustin Tobin, a young grower from Grandview, Washington

By |April 1st, 2019|

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family background/Dustin grew up working with his family at Dave Tobin Farms and studied viticulture and enology at Walla Walla

FDA announces wine grapes among commodities to be exempt from Produce Safety Rule

By |March 28th, 2019|

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On March 27, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued a statement praising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s issuance of a

Robotic picking machine’s first apple harvest underway: Video

By |March 27th, 2019|

Abundant Robotics debuts robotic harvester in New Zealand apple orchard for first harvest headed to market.

WSTFA offers FSMA training in English and Spanish on April 11, 12; May 2, 3

By |March 20th, 2019|

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is offering FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses in Spanish on April 11

US Apple flies in to Washington D.C.

By |March 15th, 2019|

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Almost 100 apple growers from across the country traveled to Washington D.C. this week for the U.S. Apple Association’s annual

Harrison Van Meekeren, a young grower from Lakeville, Nova Scotia

By |March 14th, 2019|

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family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is working with his family to

SWD resistance a red flag for organic growers

By |March 12th, 2019|

The only organic insecticide for spotted wing drosophila is losing efficacy as the pest gains resistance in berry production region of California.

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