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Gastelum Says Focus Will Be Labor Advocacy and Relationships
Gastelum Says Focus Will Be Labor Advocacy and Relationships
WAFLA’s new CEO says he’s looking forward to representing farm workers and an industry that has been a big part of his entire life.  Enrique Gastelum took over leadership of the organization this spring, and says one of his biggest priorities is showing those in the farming community, and those outside the industry, the important role H-2A plays.  Gastelum says the v...
Focus On Fruit for 05/12/22
Focus On Fruit for 05/12/22
What impact will the removal of Ag overtime exemption in Washington have on the local tree fruit industry? Jon DeVaney with the Washington state Tree Fruit Association offers his perspective. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail gvaagen@cherrycreekmedia... Read More ...
Boshart Davis: Process Regarding Ag Overtime Very Discouraging
Boshart Davis: Process Regarding Ag Overtime Very Discouraging
House Bill 4002, which removes the overtime exemption for the farming community in Oregon, now waits for the expected signature of Governor Kate Brown. When signed into law, overtime will be required in the agriculture industry by 2027. Many in the farming community are not only frustrated with the legislation and the requirements it puts on producers, but the way the process was handled ... Rea
Contreras: Overtime In Ag Industry Will Make Oregon More Attractive
Contreras: Overtime In Ag Industry Will Make Oregon More Attractive
Once Governor Kate Brown signs House Bill 4002, the overtime exemption for the farming community in Oregon will phase out over the next five years. While many in the farming community say this legislation will be detrimental to the Ag industry across the state, advocates say farm workers deserve better and overtime pay is a step in the right direction ...

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