Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers is a non-profit organization of 440 growers and 20 shippers of tree fruit in the Mid-Columbia area. Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon; and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington produce more than 225,000 tons of cherries, apples and pears.
The objective of the Association is to encourage and promote the fruit industry through legislation, research, education and marketing; to support growers through the exchange of information regarding sound practices and regulations; and to work cooperatively with other industries and organizations.
2017 Frost Report - March 20-May 31
Note: The Frost Report can be heard on the following radio stations beginning some time during the second week of March. Until that point, please call 541.387.2732 or online at www.precisionforecasting.com where the information can be accessed all season.
The recorded notice may be heard at 541.387.2732, or tune to radio stations at approximate times listed below:
KIHR (98.3 FM/1340 AM)
|KCGB (105.5 FM/96.9 FM)||
KACI Hood River (93.5 FM)
|KACI Wasco (93.5 FM/1300 AM)|
|12:20 pm preliminary||6:35 pm forecast||7:41 pm forecast||5:41 pm forecast|
|6:35 pm forecast||7:35 pm forecast||6:41 pm forecast|
|7:35 pm forecast||8:35 pm forecast|
|8:35 pm forecast|
or on-line at www.precisionforecasting.com
NEW 2017 WEATHER SITE: Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Weather Network
iAMERICA IMMIGRATION RIGHTS POSTERS (ENGLISH & SPANISH): You Have Rights Posters (Printed Sets Available At CGFG OFFICE)
OREGON FARM BUREAU OFFERS ICE PRIMER: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Primer for Oregon Agricultural Producers
APRIL 3 KATU-TV NEWS SEGMENT WITH LOCAL GROWER: Immigration Policies Worry Farmers Who Depend On Immigrant Workers
MAY 1 USDA INSURANCE PROGRAM WORKSHOP: Whole Farm Revenue Protection Hood River Event
FIRST AID/CPR classes
NEXT CLASSE: Saturday, May 20 (Spanish), Odell Fire Department, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
GLOBAL GAP classes
NEXT CLASS: None Scheduled. Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 to request a class (offered in Spanish).
Classes can be held either in The Dalles or in Hood River.
2016 BOLI POSTERS
Links to the new FLSA and EPPA posters are available at http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/TA/pages/index.aspx
|April 28||OSU Orchard Manager's Meeting*: What's New in Salem - What you Need To Know To Be Successful In 2017, with Roberta Gruber, Oregon Farm Bureau, 6:30 a.m., The Riverenza, 401 E. 10th St., The Dalles OR.|
|May 1||USDA Insurance Program Workshop, Whole Farm Revenue Protection Workshop, with Kent Flemming, OSU Applied Economics Dept., and George Harris, Northwest Farm Credit Services, 2-4 p.m., Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Dr., Hood River OR.|
|*Orchard Manager's Meetings: Topics are subject to change due to the fact that programs coordinators try to respond to immediate needs of growers. Meetings are held at the Riverenza at the corner of 10th and Federal streets in The Dalles. The meeting begins with a full sponsored breakfast at 6:30am. 2017 details will be published here when available. For more information contact Lynn Long, OSU Extension Horticulturist, at 541-296-5494.|
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