Good Fruit Grower

January 2015

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4 JANUARY 1, 2015 GOOD FRUIT GROWER Good Fruit Grower is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us @goodfruit grower. Like us at goodfruitgrower. Managing Editor Casey Corr • 509-853-3512 Editor Geraldine Warner • 509-665-3330 Associate Editors Melissa Hansen • 509-968-3922 Richard Lehnert • 616-984-6001 Advertising Manager Doug Button • 509-853-3514 Advertising Sales Rick Larsen • 509-853-3517 Theresa Currell • 509-853-3516 Design/Production Manager Jared Johnson • 509-853-3513 Digital Producer TJ Mullinax • 509-853-3519 Design/Production Aurora Lee • 509-853-3518 Circulation Maria Fernandez • 509-853-3515 Advisory Board Lindsay Hainstock, Denny Hayden, Steve Hoying, Jim Kelley, Desmond Layne, Jim McFerson, Ian Merwin, Todd Newhouse, Don Olmstead, Mercy Olmstead, Marvin Owings, Mark Roy, Mark Tudor, Chris Van Well, Mike Wittenbach U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35.00 per year, 3 years $75.00. CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS: $55.00 per year (U.S. funds, Canadian G.S.T. included: G.S.T. Registration #135100949). SUBSCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE U.S.A. & CANADA: $100.00 per year (payment by credit card only). WASHINGTON STATE GROWER SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $2.00 per year to deciduous tree fruit growers in the state of Washington who pay assessments on commercially shipped fruit, either to the Washington State Fruit Commission or to the Washington Apple Commission. Back issues are not available. Single copies of current issues are $5.00. To subscribe, call 1-800-487-9946. Good Fruit Grower (ISSN 0046-6174) is published semi-monthly January through May, and monthly June through December, by the Washington State Fruit Commission, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 205, Yakima, WA 98901-2149. Periodical postage paid at Yakima, WA, and additional offices. Publications Mail Agreement No. 1795279. The publication of any advertisement is not to be construed as an endorsement by the Washington State Fruit Commission or Good Fruit Grower magazine of the product or service offered, unless it is specifically stated in the advertisement that there is such approval or endorsement. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Good Fruit Grower, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901-2177. © 2015 by Good Fruit Grower Printed in U.S.A. 105 S. 18th St., #217, Yakima, WA 98901 509 ⁄ 853-3520, 1-800-487-9946, Fax 509 ⁄853-3521 E-mail: Good Points 28 On immigration Mike Gempler of the Washington Growers League looks at the impact of President Obama's Executive Order. 29 Piece-rate breaks Attorney Sarah Wixson discusses an important case before the Washington State Supreme Court that could significantly impact agriculture employers. Departments 5 Quick Bites 30 Good to Go 32 Good Deals 36 Advertiser Index 37 Classifieds 38 Last Bite Young Grower: Lisa Perry of Odell, Oregon Apple Orchard near Tieton, Washington. Photo by John A. Kane,, Issaquah & Tieton, Washington On the Web ©2015 NO REPRODUCTION OR DISPLAY WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. growing with growers since 1946 7 28 29 38 Sign up for eFlash. Get Good Fruit Grower reports delivered right to your inbox. eflash-signup. Mike Willett and Tim Smith

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