Welcome to Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers

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.

Current News


GLOBAL GAP classes

Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769

to sign up for a class (offered in Spanish).  Classes can be held either

in The Dalles or in Hood River.

2014 Minimum Wage

Oregon - $9.10 | Washington - $9.32

**NEW**

Labor Housing Memo - revised January 10, 2014

This document can also be found on the Compliance Manual page.

2014 Upcoming Events

October 28

The Dalles

Pesticide Recertification - Worker Protection Standard Class.  Offered by Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  The Dalles campus, 1-5pm.  Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541-506-6011 or online at www.cgcc.edu

October 29

Hood River

Pesticide Recertification - Worker Protection Standard Class.  Offered by Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  Hood River campus, 8-noon.  Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541-506-6011 or online at www.cgcc.edu
November 1
Oregon Nutrition Meeting co-sponsored by Advancing Eco Agriculture and Mike Omeg.  Attendees will learn about the principles of biological farming with an emphasis on how to improve crop quality and return by focusing on improving soil and plant nutrition.  Seating is limited.  RSVP by October 23 to Advancing Eco Agriculture at 1-800-495-6603.

November 5

Hood River, 10am-2pm

Agricultural Hazardous Waste Collection. Free! To pre-register, go to the "manage my materials" section at www.tricountyrecycle.com and download the pre-registration form, or call Pat Hymas of Phillips Services Corporation at 1-800-547-2436.  Be prepared to give an estimate of the types and volumes of chemicals you intend to bring.  Pre-registering is required.  If you have questions, please contact Coordinator David Skakel at 541-506-2632.  Brought to you by Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program.

November 6

The Dalles,

10am-2pm

November 13
Core pesticide training.  Preregistration is required.  Sign up on-line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/agriculture or call 541-386-3343 ext. 251.
November 14
Core pesticide training.  Preregistration is required.  Sign up on-line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/agriculture or call 541-386-3343 ext. 251.
December 10
Annual Members' Meeting.  RSVP by calling 541-387-4769 by December 5.