Evans Fruit Fined $150K For COVID Violations

The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries has once again fined Yakima area Evans Fruit Company for COVID-19 workplace violations. The company was fined $150,000 for two “willful serious violations” for no following workplace mask and social distancing requirements. This is the third time that Evans Fruit Company has been cited for coronavirus safety […]

Free Face Masks Available To Oregon Ag Community

To help the front lines of the Oregon Ag community, the state Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University Extension have announced a partnership to distribute face covers around the state. The KN95 masks are available to farmworkers, ranchers, farmers, fishers, food processors and other farm contractors to protect essential workers. ODA and OSU have […]

Farm Bureau Distributing Face Masks to Washington Farm Workers

The Washington Farm Bureau is looking to help farmers comply with state coronavirus regulations. The Farm Bureau is distributing 500,000 washable cloth face masks to farm employees across the state to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. These masks are provided and delivered at no cost to the farmers who request them or the […]

Perrone: Impact Of Coronavirus Not Letting Up

Workers in the meatpacking industries have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of those workers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. UFCW President Marc Perrone said the coronavirus pandemic is still going strong and hitting their members, as well as non-union workers, very hard. “Contrary to some […]