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

Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

By |February 27th, 2019|

New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.

Winegrowers Day 2

By |February 13th, 2019|

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Labor remains the biggest cost for wine grape growers in Washington, and for many, it remains the biggest concern heading

Scharlau: Staying ahead of the issues

By |January 31st, 2019|

A look at some of the rules and regulations that will impact vintners and growers this year.

Kurrle: 2019 brings challenges and opportunities

By |December 28th, 2018|

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From agricultural labor to farm bill programs, regulations and trade agreements, the policies and decisions made in Washington, D.C., impact

Growers need a plan for preventing workplace discrimination

By |December 27th, 2018|

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Attorney Sarah Wixson was impressed with her client, a Washington grower, for already having complex systems in place for understanding

Picking a harvest platform: Roundup of manufacturers’ top picks

By |December 18th, 2018|

Growers have many choices as manufacturers invest heavily in harvest platforms.

Prototype picker: Apple Vacuum System tested (VIDEO)

By |December 18th, 2018|

Apple Vacuum System mounted on a Bandit Xpress platform may look strange, but orchard managers seem pleased with performance.

Flor Maldonado, a young grower from Tonasket, Washington

By |December 7th, 2018|

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family background / Flor grew up on farms, since she was a small child, helping her family establish their own

WSTFA annual meeting, Day 1

By |December 3rd, 2018|

A wrap of the first day's discussions at the WSTFA Annual Meeting and Hort Show in Yakima

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