Two Washingtons now oversee H-2A

By |July 9th, 2019|

Washington state legislators agree to administer H-2A but turn down adding additional fee for growers.

Seneca closing pear processing plant

By |June 5th, 2019|

Closure leaves Northwest with only two pear processing facilities.

Erika Espinoza, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

By |June 3rd, 2019|

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family background / Erika grew up in Washington’s Yakima Valley and was trained in business and human resources at Charter

The margins of mechanization

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Oregon State University economist assesses the costs and benefits of mechanizing vineyard tasks.

WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

By |May 20th, 2019|

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry in its “On-site Airblast Sprayer

Healthy strategies for smokey skies

By |May 14th, 2019|

Keep your workers safe when pollution threatens.

Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

By |May 9th, 2019|

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

Small growers find a new way to H-2A

By |May 7th, 2019|

Joint contracts help some wine grape growers share the cost and the crew.

Communication key to managing workplace complaints

By |May 6th, 2019|

How grievance policies make for better workers and businesses.

Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

By |May 6th, 2019|

Federal ag housing loans now open to H-2A employers.

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