Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers

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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      

Current News

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

JUNE 1 KPTV FOX 12 NEWS SEGMENT WITH LOCAL GROWER: OR Farmers Worry Immigrant Arrests Will Hinder Ag Industry

 

FIRST AID/CPR classes

NEXT CLASS: None scheduled. If interested, contact Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 (or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

GLOBAL GAP classes

NEXT CLASS: None scheduled. If interested, contact Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 (or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Classes can be held either in The Dalles or in Hood River.

 

2017 Oregon Minimum Wage Change (effective July 1, 2017)
Oregon - $10.25
Posters: (English) (Spanish)

 

2017 BOLI POSTERS
The latest BOLI Agriculture Employers composite poster will available at CGFG's office as soon as they are available. Please contact the office for updates.

**NEW**
I-9s Updated for 2017
I-9s Updated for 2017 (Spanish)
I-9s Electronic Forms (English and Spanish links)
W-4s Updated for 2017 

 

2017 CALENDAR

Nov. 29

OR-OSHA Worker Protection Standards/Application Exclusion Zone Public Hearing, Pine Grove Grange, 10 a.m. Documents: Text of Proposed Changes; Statement of Need and Financial Impact; Rulemaking Hearings; and Housing Cost Impact Statement.

Dec. 7

CGFG Annual Meetiing, 5-7 p.m., Freebridge Brewing, 710 E. 2nd St., The Dalles. Includes annual election and budget adoption.

*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.

FIND, SELL EQUIPMENT, TREES : CGFG TRADING POST

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