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Labor

Featured stories covering labor in this issue.

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Researchers crack the case on why cherries crack

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Too much water is a known cause of cherry cracking, but malic acid is a newly identified culprit.

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Making the most of cidermania

May 12th, 2016|2 Comments

Marketers changing strategies to meet growing consumer demand.

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The cost of vineyard labor

May 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Project in early stages to help wine grape growers find ways to mechanize.

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Time to say goodbye for Mimi Nye

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Canoe Ridge Estate manager Mimi Nye retires after 35 years with Chateau Ste. Michelle.

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Bringing workers north to Canada

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Canadian farm labor program reaches 50-year milestone.

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Replacing labor with technology

May 10th, 2016|1 Comment

It can be a challenge for small growers with limited budgets.

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Ag tech

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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A new educational program in Yakima, Washington, aims to meet the growing need for agricultural equipment technicians who have the needed skills necessary to operate

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Michigan grows labor program

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

GLALS is modeled on WAFLA to bring more seasonal workers to the Great Lakes region.

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H-2A housing changes

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

New regulations are causing delays for incoming workers.

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Homes away from home

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers bringing in H-2A and other workers are turning to new facilities for housing needs.

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Avoiding H-2A headaches

May 4th, 2016|1 Comment

Guest worker program offers benefits, but growers need to be vigilant about documentation.

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DeVaney: Moving forward on FSMA

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A Good Point by Jon DeVaney, WSTFA president

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Western SARE seeks award nominations

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking nominations for its 2016 Western Sustainability Pioneer Award.

The award winner should meet the following

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A lot of cans in 100 years

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Del Monte celebrates a century in Yakima, Washington.

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On-site health care

May 1st, 2016|1 Comment

Companies find keeping workers healthy can help control costs.

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Better ways to spray

May 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Five tips from sprayer training workshop can help limit your pesticide drift.

  • Paul Bavaro

Paul Bavaro, a young grower from Escalon, California

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.