Labor Stories
CitrusWest Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
February 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
Mario Miranda Sazo
FruitsHow To Build A Highly Skilled Committed Spanish-Speaking Fruit Team
January 4, 2015
Sometimes the smallest of gestures makes the biggest impact on your relationship with your employees. Read More
LaborLipman CEO Pens Letter In Response To Tomato Debate
December 2, 2014
Correspondence addresses actress Eva Longoria’s documentary “Food Chains,” which focuses on mistreatment of tomato farmworkers. Read More
CitrusIndustry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigration Plan
November 21, 2014
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
FruitsFixing Farm Labor Woes Worth The Extra Effort [Opinion]
November 19, 2014
40th annual Ag Labor Relations Forum encourages outreach and action. Read More
FruitsLabor Shortage On Growers’ Minds This Harvest Season
October 7, 2014
With large crops in Washington, growers scrambling for enough hands to harvest. Read More
LaborWestern Growers President Speaks Out About Passage Of California Labor Bill
September 29, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a Senate Bill 25 and approved Assembly Bill 1897. Read More
CitrusPolitics Creating More Work In Farm Management Field
September 24, 2014
Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can't come soon enough. Read More
Grower Achievement AwardRobert Sakata Of Sakata Farms Takes Home The 2014 Grower Achievement Award
September 10, 2014
When accepting the award at United Fresh’s Washington Public Policy Conference, the Colorado sweet corn and onion grower recalled how his father started the farm in the late 1940s. Read More
CitrusBorder Crisis Not Helping Farmers
August 19, 2014
As thousands cross into the U.S. seeking refuge, calls for ag labor reform are lost in the uproar. Read More
FruitsFruit Growers Speak Out In Favor Of Immigration Reform
August 1, 2014
The needs are great for agriculture labor, say blueberry, peach growers. Read More
Farm ManagementHow To Work Smarter, Not Harder In The Orchard
July 11, 2014
Cornell Extension specialist offers advice to growers on how to maximize efficiency on your farm. Read More
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Apples & PearsGrants Available For Farmworker Education
May 19, 2015
Grants are available for farmworkers and their families interested in attending adult educational programs through the Washington Apple Educational Foundation Read More
Farm ManagementRemembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opinion]
April 30, 2015
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
FruitsWest Coast Ports To Open With New Contract
March 3, 2015
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
CitrusWest Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
February 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
Mario Miranda Sazo
FruitsHow To Build A Highly Skilled Committed Spanish-Speakin…
January 4, 2015
Sometimes the smallest of gestures makes the biggest impact on your relationship with your employees. Read More
LaborLipman CEO Pens Letter In Response To Tomato Debate
December 2, 2014
Correspondence addresses actress Eva Longoria’s documentary “Food Chains,” which focuses on mistreatment of tomato farmworkers. Read More
CitrusIndustry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigra…
November 21, 2014
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
FruitsFixing Farm Labor Woes Worth The Extra Effort [Opinion]
November 19, 2014
40th annual Ag Labor Relations Forum encourages outreach and action. Read More
FruitsLabor Shortage On Growers’ Minds This Harvest Season
October 7, 2014
With large crops in Washington, growers scrambling for enough hands to harvest. Read More
LaborWestern Growers President Speaks Out About Passage Of C…
September 29, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a Senate Bill 25 and approved Assembly Bill 1897. Read More
CitrusPolitics Creating More Work In Farm Management Field
September 24, 2014
Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can't come soon enough. Read More
Grower Achievement AwardRobert Sakata Of Sakata Farms Takes Home The 2014 Growe…
September 10, 2014
When accepting the award at United Fresh’s Washington Public Policy Conference, the Colorado sweet corn and onion grower recalled how his father started the farm in the late 1940s. Read More
CitrusBorder Crisis Not Helping Farmers
August 19, 2014
As thousands cross into the U.S. seeking refuge, calls for ag labor reform are lost in the uproar. Read More
FruitsFruit Growers Speak Out In Favor Of Immigration Reform
August 1, 2014
The needs are great for agriculture labor, say blueberry, peach growers. Read More
Farm ManagementHow To Work Smarter, Not Harder In The Orchard
July 11, 2014
Cornell Extension specialist offers advice to growers on how to maximize efficiency on your farm. Read More
Farm ManagementWith Legislative Clock Ticking, Time For Action On Immi…
July 10, 2014
If Congress does not act before the New Year, the legislation passed by the Senate last year will expire and the whole process will have to start over. Read More
Farm ManagementDon’t Wait On D.C. For Labor Help [Opinion]
July 9, 2014
For every grower reaching out to ask for help, there are many more offering an opposing view. Read More
Farm ManagementMidwest Grower Voices Concern About Immigration Reform
July 8, 2014
Illinois farmer airs grievances about immigration hurdles interfering with hiring Read More