Migrant Labor http://nwpr.org en Labor Shortage Hits Some Apple Growers Hard http://nwpr.org/post/labor-shortage-hits-some-apple-growers-hard <p>The apple harvest season is starting to wrap up across the Northwest. Despite record yields, many farmers had trouble getting their time-sensitive crop off the trees because of a short labor supply. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:52:08 +0000 Anna King 17045 at http://nwpr.org Labor Shortage Hits Some Apple Growers Hard Washington’s Strong Apple Crop In Danger Of Going Unpicked http://nwpr.org/post/washington-s-strong-apple-crop-danger-going-unpicked <p><br>Washington state apple farmers are gearing up to harvest the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The shortage comes as apple prices are high because of crop damage elsewhere in the country. Correspondent Anna King has our report from an apple orchard outside of Prescott, Washington.<br><br> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:55:21 +0000 Anna King 14931 at http://nwpr.org Washington’s Strong Apple Crop In Danger Of Going Unpicked Washington’s Asparagus Farmers Face Labor Shortage http://nwpr.org/post/washington-s-asparagus-farmers-face-labor-shortage <p>Washington asparagus farmers are plowing out giant fields during what should be the prime of their harvest season. That&rsquo;s because there is a shortage of migrant farmworkers this year. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:46:00 +0000 Anna King 7382 at http://nwpr.org Washington’s Asparagus Farmers Face Labor Shortage