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.

2018 Frost Report - March 5-May 15
Note: The Frost Report can be heard on the following radio stations, via telephone at (541) 387-2732, and 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 2017-18 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

 

TRAINING RESOURCES

Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC)

     Worker Protection Standard Compliance Assistance Library

     How To Comply Manual (2015 Revised)

     Worker Protection Standards Manual (2016)

     In-Person Delivery of Train-The-Trainer Course

 

FIRST AID/CPR classes

NEXT CLASS: Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Odell Fire Station (ENGLISH). To register, 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.

 

2018 Oregon Minimum Wage Change (effective July 1, 2018)
Oregon - $10.75
Posters: (English) (Spanish)

 

2017-18 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 2018
W-4s Updated for 2018 

 
 
 

2018 CALENDAR

 June 5

Pre-Harvest Tour, begins at 7:45 a.m. at Dahle Farms, moving to Omeg Family Farms before lunch at Dave Cooper Orchard.

 

 

*Orchard Manager 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 Columbia Gorge Community College, Building 2, Third Floor Lecture Hall, The Dalles. The meeting begins with a full breakfast at 6:30 a.m. sponsored by CGFG, OSU Extension and Wilson Irrigation.

FIND, SELL EQUIPMENT, TREES : CGFG TRADING POST

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