Usage of H-2A-visa agricultural foreign guestworkers in Washington increased 35 percent last year, 15 percent in 2016 and 30 percent in 2015 as growers increasingly rely on it to meet labor shortages.
Verne Gingerich of Canby, Ore., has received the prestigious Nut Grower of the Year award.
The best avenue to change the H-2A-visa foreign guestworker program may be administrative rules, a l
A key leader in the Pacific Northwest cherry industry says there’s still room for more cherri
Washington berry grower Jerry Dobbins dies at 77.
A retired Oregon State University Extention specialist is honored for helping move the Pacific Northwest cherry industry into high-density orchards of smaller trees and other work.
State Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, received the first Oregon Wine Leadership Award from the Oregon Winegrowers Association during presentation Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Workers are busy from November through March hand pruning more than 300,000 acres of fruit trees in Central Washington. Sunny, warmer days make the job easier.
With less than one third of Washington’s large apple crop sold, prices show signs of stabilizing and maybe increasing but sales to China, a top export market, are down.
Jane McElroy has been working on Wenatchee, Wash., tree fruit packing lines for 37 years, a record few match. She’s seen lots of changes and has a good eye for a puncture, a bruise, a split that causes her to yank those apples.
At least a year behind its original schedule, Washington Grower League seasonal farmworker housing is under construction in Mattawa and is to open in April.
Wine grape growers and winery owners in Washington need to register by Jan. 12 to attend a Jan. 18-19 meeting on wine industry research proposals.
A fourth robotic apple picker inventor to surface says his part-robotic, part-human picking system may be the best step in the next few years.