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UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Washington asparagus faces dual threat from labor costs and cheap imports

You might have to strain a bit, maybe stand on the back of a flatbed truck to see them, but from the Wal-Mart parking lot, you can see some of …


Investigation into Wafla’s influence on farmworker pay rejected

A state investigation into alleged influence by a grower group that may have biased a 2015 state farmworker pay survey has been ended by a court decision.


Washington farm, orchard laborers stuck at border

Central Washington orchards, which have battled smoke and flames from July’s wildfires, may have a new problem to contend with in August as apple harvest starts. Legal workers from Mexico …


‘Invisible’ workers aging

YAKIMA – In 1972, Raul Soto immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, expecting to work for only a few years before returning to his native country. Forty years later, the …