What to do if there’s a strike

By |April 30th, 2018|

Walkouts last year provide lessons on how to prepare for labor unrest.

Here are some pointers for hiring H-2A workers

By |April 27th, 2018|

Panelists offer insights about federal guest worker program from several years of experience.

Free training seminars on labor laws May 8 and May 10 in central Washington

By |April 11th, 2018|

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Four agencies are co-sponsoring training sessions on federal and state labor requirements for farm labor.

The training is free but seating

Apple education foundation seeks applications for ESL and citizenship programs

By |April 5th, 2018|

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation, the charity of Washington’s tree fruit industry, is seeking applications for grants to programs to

Trees without fruit, pollination without bees

By |March 29th, 2018|

Pollen company joins Washington State University researcher to try planting a pollen-only orchard.

Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

By |March 8th, 2018|

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has some new staff members, including

Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

By |February 24th, 2018|

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family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by his father, Brad Fowler, and

Report: Mexican workers accuse blueberry farm of threats, intimidation

By |January 26th, 2018|

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The Seattle Times reports that a lawsuit against a major blueberry grower and recruiting company alleges that some 600 Mexican

Midsize growers will feel the squeeze

By |January 24th, 2018|

Tree fruit industry poised for consolidation, banker says.

Registration opens for February pesticide handlers course

By |January 17th, 2018|

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Workers who need to renew or obtain their pesticide handlers license in Washington state can register for a training course

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