Good Fruit Grower

May 01, 2017

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Page 2 of 55 GOOD FRUIT GROWER MAY 1, 2017 3 Centerpiece 24 The rapid rise of H-2A across U.S. Even with political questions, legal risks and high costs, foreign guest worker program fills a vital need for growers. Labor 6 Big impact from minimum wages Increases in key fruit producing states have growers and packers concerned. 10 EPA tightens workplace rules Agency introduces substantial updates to protection standards. 12 Planning for the future Washington family shares succession story. 14 Put in the work on hiring Ten tips for hiring new workers and enticing your best to return. 16 Mechanical botanical Nurseries are finding success by adapting big machines. 20 Putting the management in your managers Coaching new crew bosses the ways of management helps all workers succeed. 22 Calming fears Growers, supervisors look to ease immigration concerns among workers. The essential resource for growers TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER An H-2A crew member works on a platform to prune a large Honeycrisp block near Quincy, Washington. Read more about the H-2A program on Page 24.

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