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Labor

Featured stories covering labor in this issue.

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Healthy strategies for smokey skies

May 14th, 2019|1 Comment

Keep your workers safe when pollution threatens.

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Reducing the risk of listeria: Video

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Food safety experts share strategies for monitoring and responding to ‘L. mono.’

  • Irrigation water testing training

Lessons learned from leafy greens

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Last year’s E. coli outbreaks in romaine lettuce illustrate the challenges for food safety programs.

  • Worker housing

Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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

  • Washington State University, Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC)

Recruiting researchers requires patience

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Even with an endowment, finding the right experts is a long process.

  • Lake Roosevelt vineyard

Small growers find a new way to H-2A

May 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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Communication key to managing workplace complaints

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

How grievance policies make for better workers and businesses.

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Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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A gift of genetic diversity

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

University of Idaho turns donated Sandpoint orchard, retreat facility into organic educational center.

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On the road to tech

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Research commission says new technology roadmap will spur innovation and guide investment.

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Rogue economics in the vineyard: Video

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Is it a financially viable option to rogue infected vines?

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DIY science in the orchard

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Extension educator shares tips for managing on-farm experiments.

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Willett: A long history of scraping by

April 30th, 2019|2 Comments

Fire blight and the dawn of the Cooperative Extension System.

  • 2019 Cosmic Crisp apple marketing materials for grocery store displays. (Courtesy Proprietary Variety Management, PVM)

Packaging options for Cosmic Crisp

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Universal packaging design will ensure consistent branding across the industry.

  • Michael Mitterer, a young grower from Kastelbell, Italy

Michael Mitterer, a young grower from Kastelbell, South Tyrol, Italy

April 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Michael grew up working at his family farm in the Alps in Northern Italy (elevation near 2,300 feet). The farm was converted

  • 2019 Cosmic Crisp apple marketing materials for grocery store displays. (Courtesy Proprietary Variety Management, PVM)

Grading on a Cosmic scale

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Industry committee sets grade standards for new WSU-bred apple variety slated for commercial release this year.