farmers

Tulip, daffodil farmworkers strike over wages, conditions

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A group of Washington state tulip and daffodil farm workers have gone on strike to demand that the Washington Bulb Co. improve wages and health and safety protocols. The strike comes just ahead of the…

Idaho farmers begin applying for permits to grow hemp

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Department of Agriculture launched its online application system for would-be hemp growers early last week, and applications are beginning to trickle in. Nineteen hemp producer and handler applications have been entered since…

Washington is latest to pass heat rules for workers

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Friday became the second state in the Pacific Northwest in as many days to announce emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather in the wake…