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Labor

Featured stories covering labor appear in this issue.

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Cheerful over cherries

May 22nd, 2015|1 Comment

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They’re coming! Those wonderful, succulent, sweet cherries are at this very moment growing on those beautiful trees right along with my anticipation. We all know

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Match vintage with wine style

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

There is a market for cool vintage wines.

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Fixing H-2A

May 13th, 2015|1 Comment

Agricultural Employers new president Fred Leitz sees it as top priority.

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Get ready for H-2A paperwork

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

H-2A has its faults, but it’s not about to go away.

Who needs health coverage?

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Seasonal workers, including guest workers, might qualify.

New way with H-2A

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Organizations work out ways to make H-2A labor program more user-friendly.

Making workers take breaks is not always easy

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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Attorneys advise growers to ensure their workers take rest breaks so they don’t fall foul of state and federal regulations. But workers don’t always want

France ships apples to U.S.

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

With an oversupplied European market, shippers are looking for new outlets.

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Sharing workers saves costs

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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Small growers who can’t justify the high costs of employing foreign guest workers through the H-2A program can reduce the financial burden by sharing workers

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H-2A is doable – with help

May 7th, 2015|3 Comments

Get the housing and transportation parts right, growers advise.

Make sure workers are happy

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Supervisors must treat them with dignity and respect.

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Is organic fruit growth on the horizon?

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Will demand keep up with expanding organic tree fruit production?

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Child care could expand labor pool

May 5th, 2015|1 Comment

Providing child care could allow women to work more hours.

Litigation lurks

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Attorneys are looking for opportunities to sue, says a grower who’s spent years fighting a frivolous lawsuit.

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Labor flow changes direction

May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Changes in Mexico are reducing the pool of workers available to U.S. growers.

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Chelsea Durfey, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

April 30th, 2015|1 Comment

I’ve had so many mentors... They’ve taught me about pruning, soil biology, bees, products, and applications, and there’s so much yet for me to learn.

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Jack Edwin Jones: 1941-2015

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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Jack Jones, grower and entrepreneur from Quincy, Washington, was known for doing things in a big way. He welcomed new challenges as he diversified from

Michigan Association of Pomesters honor Klein

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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Joe Klein Sr., owner of Royal J. Klein and Son Orchard of Sparta, Michigan, has been named Fruit Person of the Year by the Michigan

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Brunner named Apple Citizen

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Jay Brunner, who has played a key role in the transition to softer pest management programs in tree fruits over the past three decades,