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A new farm labor bill appears to have widespread support on first blush, but the depth and extent of that support is questionable as organizatons say it doesn’t do enough to control labor and …


Hundreds of agricultural groups and United Farm Workers of America are backing a new bipartisan bill seeking to ensure farmers with a legal, adequate and affordable workforce.

Along with growing hanging baskets and carrying unusual plants, Nature Nursery and Market in Burley, Idaho, cultivates entertaining community events year-round to thank customers for their support.


Growers are left dealing with higher labor costs and trying to get the U.S. Department of Labor to change its ways after a judge refuses to pull agricultural foreign guestworker minimum wages …


A Yakima labor attorney gave employers tips at the Washington Growers League annual meeting and said arbitration agreements must be understood by employees signing them to be binding.


A federal judge heard arguments regarding returning the minimum wage for H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers to 2018 levels but it may be days or weeks before he rules.

The founder of a global blueberry nursery company based in Oregon is stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by a triumvirate consisting of his two children and chief operating officer.

Willamette Valley trees have benefited from several days of rain going into harvest, just what Bob Schaefer, general manager of Noble Mountain Tree Farm near Salem, Ore., likes to see.

PORTLAND — As Tom Fessler thought about the future of his family’s nursery, he couldn’t help but notice the growing importance of ecommerce to the overall retail industry.

The courtyard at Monrovia’s 1,200-acre plant nursery in Dayton, Ore. was buzzing with bees Tuesday as visitors toured elaborate displays set up for the company’s 2018 Handcrafted Expo, which r…

Portland, Ore. — The annual Farwest Show fills the Oregon Convention Center each year with more than 6,000 nursery industry professionals from all corners of the U.S. and provides space for mo…

Salem, Ore. — What began as a way for Diane Wavra to stay at home with her children has blossomed into a booming nursery business.

Many consumers are saying so long to their lawns and replacing thirsty grass with low-maintenance native plants, says Diane Jones, owner of Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery in northwest Boise.

CANBY, Ore. — Morning Shade Farm began nearly 25 years ago, when Jim Geiselman and his wife, Kasi, decided they wanted to move to the country to raise their kids.

The Plant Place Nursery has two locations — one retail and one wholesale — in the Olympia-Tumwater area of Washington state.

In 1980, Michael Dolan was a young man fresh out of military service. Then he read “Eating on the Wild Side,” by Jo Robinson.

Tony Godfrey’s grandparents were all farmers in the Midwest, but his father was a machinist who moved the family to California for a job.

Molalla, Ore. — In the late 1980s Neal Lucht saw the need to produce transplants for commercial agriculture. At the time, plug transplants weren’t grown in the Pacific Northwest, but he knew s…

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program at Oregon State University is attempting to create a better re-blooming lilac and make it more blight resistant.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.

Looking to gain a handle on the state’s largest-ever Japanese beetle outbreak, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has proposed doubling its treatment area around the Cedar Mill and Bethany n…

GILSON, Ill. (AP) — After a night with the family eating turkey and stuffing, many families drive out to the local tree farm to make their selection for the holiday season. Grohmann’s Christma…

Certain species of maple have earned a nasty reputation that plant breeder Ryan Contreras aims to change.

The combination of two obscure passions — for the Russian language and exotic fruit — led Jim Gilbert to success in his career as a nurseryman.

Junction City, Ore. — Peoria Gardens takes pride in being sustainable, whether it involves the environment or employees.

EUGENE, Ore. — A staple of the Eugene and Springfield, Ore., area since 1940, Gray’s Garden Centers are often simply referred by community members as: Gray’s. The retail nurseries are consider…