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Agricultural Leadership Program planned in Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington State University are launching the Agricultural Leadership Program. The Agricultural Leadership Program (ALP) to be held May 6-June 3 in Yakima, Washington,... more »

NCAE offers ‘Mitigating Heat Stress and Increasing Productivity’ webinar

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has announced the next installment of its educational webinar series, “Mitigating Heat Stress and Increasing Productivity.” “In anticipation of climbing temperatures later this spring and into the summer, NCAE... more »

IFPA urges resolution of trade flow at US-Mexico border

The International Fresh Produce Association is encouraged by recent announcements that some of the border crossings in Texas have been reopened, the organization said in an April 14 news release. "While this action is positive,... more »

National child agricultural safety center turns 25

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is celebrating 25 years of preventing injuries associated with the agricultural worksite, one of the nation’s most hazardous worksites and the only one where... more »

Washington holds key to progress on ag labor reform

Custom harvesters, apple and other fruit growers, vegetable growers, dairy farmers, agents, associations and farm labor contractors were treated to a jam-packed agenda at the National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) 58th Annual Meeting that... more »

CMI Orchards gets EFI certification on apples, cherries and pears  

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards of Washington state had achieved its first EFI certification. More than... more »

DOL seeks to increase Southeast ag industry’s compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is continuing its multi-year education and enforcement initiative to increase compliance with federal labor laws in the Southeast’s agricultural industry. In addition to enforcement activity, the initiative provides... more »

Florida farmworker health fair scheduled

On March 26, a statewide initiative takes its critical next steps to provide farmworkers in central Florida free access to much-needed health care. The health fair will be held at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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