Agriculture

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2022 scholarships

Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year.  The deadline to apply is April 11. The scholarships, a long-time offering by[Read More…]

Proposal to pay farmworkers overtime overcomes first hurdle in Legislature

A controversial plan to require overtime pay that would affect the 86,000 farmworkers in Oregon advanced on Tuesday along partisan lines. All seven Democrats on the House Committee on Business and Labor voted for House Bill 4002, which would require owners to pay farmworkers time and a half for hours over[Read More…]

Farmworkers plead for overtime pay as ag industry warns of harmful impacts

Emotional and passionate testimony stretched into the night Tuesday during a legislative hearing on a proposal to require overtime pay for Oregon’s farmworkers. Legislation put forward by two Democratic lawmakers would pay farmworkers time and a half after working 40 hours a week and would include tax credits for companies[Read More…]

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2021 scholarships

Roy-area farms, taken in 2015. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are eligible for scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year.  Chair of the scholarship[Read More…]

Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund established to aid agricultural workers

Roy-area farms, taken in 2015. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – A significant portion of COVID-19 workplace outbreaks are impacting workers at agricultural operations and businesses across the state date from the Oregon Health Authority shows.  And when an outbreak occurs and people are sickened by or potentially exposed to COVID-19,[Read More…]

Deadline extended for Washington Co. Farm Bureau scholarships

Roy-area farms, taken in 2015. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Banks Post digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on[Read More…]

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