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California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide
The DowDuPont pesticide chlorpyrifos is currently used on about 60 different crops.

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Judge denies injunction in hop dispute
Judge denies injunction in hop dispute
Bintani, an Australian brewery supplier, hasn’t proven an injunction is warranted in its lawsuit with Yakima Chief Hops of Yakima, Wash.
Foreign guestworker advertising rule may change
Foreign guestworker advertising rule may change
A proposed rule change could save farmers nationwide, using H-2A foreign guestworkers, millions of dollars in advertising for domestic workers.
Hazelnut yields fall short of expectations
Hazelnut yields fall short of expectations
After the USDA predicted a record hazelnut crop in 2018, yields are coming in short of expectations, according to Oregon processors.
Farm supervisor charged in Australia strawberry tampering
Police have made their first arrest in the cases of strawberry sabotage in Australia, in which sewing needles were found in fruit sold in six states
Apple prices increasing, marketers say
Apple prices increasing, marketers say
Washington wholesale apple prices have been low but are moving up, marketers say, as the crop estimate remains small.
Advocate assesses election’s impact on labor reform
Advocate assesses election’s impact on labor reform
A leader for agricultural labor reform says friends were lost but new opportunities were born as Democrats won the U.S. House. H-2A-visa changes could come in a Homeland Security appropriations bill and regulations.
Northwest pushing large pear crop
Northwest pushing large pear crop
Sales are lagging but prices are good as the Pacific Northwest pear industry is three months into packing and shipping a near record large fresh crop.
Use of H-2A guestworkers sets record
Use of H-2A guestworkers sets record
Numbers of agricultural foreign guestworkers certified by the federal government grew 21 percent nationally and 34 percent in Washington state in 2018. Industry sources say its indicative of the shortage of domestic residents willing to do farmwork.
Raspberry growers vote against keeping checkoff
Raspberry growers vote against keeping checkoff
A national checkoff aimed at promoting and researching processed red raspberries will be discontinued after growers and importers voted against funding the program.
Washington Ecology proposes new fees on wineries
Washington Ecology proposes new fees on wineries
Washington Ecology floats fees for wine wastewater permits

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