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Fruits
February 10, 2017
Immigration Enforcement Warning Issued by Western Growers
Association advises members to prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in wake of Trump’s executive order. Read More
Citrus
January 19, 2017
New York Representatives Introduce Bill to Move H-2A from Department of Labor to Department of Agriculture
Legislators say the move aligns the program in the department to better fit the needs of agriculture businesses. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
The Truth About Most Farmworkers [Opinion]
Just ask any grower who has placed a help wanted ad. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
Common Sense On Immigration [Opinion: One Grower’s Take]
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security. Read More
Fruits
April 26, 2016
New Study Finds Traditional Migrant Workers Older, Female, Settling Down
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more. Read More
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Farm Bureau Says Labor Visa Backlogs Threaten 2016 Crops
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers' requests for crews can be met. Read More
farmworkers picking crops in field
Fruits
June 18, 2015
More Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At Mexican Border
According to a news alert from The Department of State, a hardware failure in the State Department facility has prevented Read More
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Fruits
June 5, 2015
Washington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2.25 Million Fine After ICE Audit
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Citrus
November 21, 2014
Industry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigration Plan
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 24, 2014
Orchard Owner Talks About Using Migrant Workers
Labor is needed to help harvest apple crop in the fall. Read More
Farmworkers picking tomatoes
Citrus
August 19, 2014
Border Crisis Not Helping Farmers
As thousands cross into the U.S. seeking refuge, calls for ag labor reform are lost in the uproar. Read More
Fruits
August 1, 2014
Fruit Growers Speak Out In Favor Of Immigration Reform
The needs are great for agriculture labor, say blueberry, peach growers. Read More
farm workers bending to pick crops
Farm Management
July 8, 2014
Midwest Grower Voices Concern About Immigration Reform
Illinois farmer airs grievances about immigration hurdles interfering with hiring Read More
Fruits
July 7, 2014
United Fresh Urges Congress To Act On Immigration Reform
Association's statement exudes frustration over ongoing labor issues. Read More
Farm Management
June 30, 2014
Western Growers: Only Party Politics Is Stopping Immigration Reform
CEO Tom Nassif calls for action: “There may never be another Republican president during my lifetime.” Read More
Citrus
February 28, 2014
United Fresh Urges Speaker Boehner To Take Action On Immigration Reform
A total of 636 business groups across the U.S. sign letter stating that if done properly reform will deter illegal immigration. Read More
Fruits
January 20, 2014
California Grape & Tree Fruit Association’s Top 10 Issues In 2014
Immigration reform and labor surprisingly top water supply. Read More
Farm Management
January 6, 2014
What’s Ahead For 2014
David Eddy takes a fun spin on the tradition of making predictions for the coming year. Read More
Farm Management
December 16, 2011
Be Prepared For An Audit By Knowing I-9 Basics
This webinar covers how to properly fill out I-9 forms, and the mistakes to avoid in order to reduce your Read More
Citrus
November 1, 2009
Responding To Obama Administration’s H-2A Proposals
In response to the Obama Administration’s H-2A proposals, a letter from David Fulton of masLabor focuses on the importance of Read More
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Nuts
March 30, 2017
Lichens Thrive in Your Orchard During a …
Above average rainfall has created the perfect environment for growth. Read More
Citrus
March 30, 2017
EPA Denies Order to Ban Pesticide
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide that controls foliage and soilborne pests. Read More
Fruits
March 29, 2017
Water Allocations in California Deemed U…
Tom Nassif of Western Growers objects to a recent announcement that some in California’s Central Valley received only a 65% initial water allocation, while other growers in the region received 100%. Read More
Vegetables
March 29, 2017
Ocean Mist Farms’ Albert Pieri Die…
Pieri, who worked with Ocean Mist for almost 50 years, was a pioneer in the early days of California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers, which was renamed Ocean Mist Farms in 1995. Read More
Stone Fruit
March 29, 2017
Plum Varieties are Complex and Fascinati…
While diversity in species gives the consumer many options, plums can be a challenge for growers and marketers. Read More
Grapes
March 28, 2017
Understanding the Economics Of Red Blotc…
An economist and a plant pathologist team up to help growers understand the threshold for action when a vine is diagnosed with the virus. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 28, 2017
Washington State University Offers Powde…
Opening buds may be exposed to overwintering inoculum as temperatures begin to rise. Read More
Nuts
March 28, 2017
How to Determine Optimal Almond Tree Spa…
Determining the proper row spacing for an orchard should be based on more than production and equipment access, and growers should also ponder the number of trees per row. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
It’s a Family Reunion at IFTA
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
Out of this World Expectations for ̵…
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp'. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Citrus
March 27, 2017
Say Hello to the New Miss Florida Citrus
Storied tradition continues with crowning of the industry’s newest advocate. Read More
Irrigation
March 26, 2017
Tips to Maximize Water Efficiency in You…
Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Read More
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Citrus
March 25, 2017
New Videos Offer Tips on Planting Pollin…
A new video series on planting flowering habitats is designed to help growers support crop pollinators. Read More
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 25, 2017
Two MAIA Releases Available for Growers,…
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking. Read More
Nuts
March 24, 2017
Foreboding Fungus Vexes Almond Growers
In parts of California, almond growers have recently become concerned about Ganoderma root and butt rot. To put this concern Read More
Citrus
March 24, 2017
Marrone Bio Introduces Biostimulant to R…
Haven Anti-transpirant helps to reduce transpiration of fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Read More