Washington Growers League
has the information you need

If you employ agricultural workers, Washington Growers League is the source you need to manage the complicated labor and employment issues facing all agricultural employers today.

Every year, hundreds of legislative and regulatory changes affect agricultural employers in Washington state. WGL is the leading source for information on:

Regulatory changes

Employment services

Labor management

Safety requirements

What's New at WGL

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WGL Annual Meeting 2017

Drilling Down on Labor Management

February 2, 2017
at the Yakima Convention Center

Click here for information and registration

Updated November 11, 2016

Rest Breaks and Meal Periods
in Washington Agriculture: A Summary

Including an explanation of
how bonuses affect rest-break pay
for piece-rate workers

Click here for an updated summary 

(Requires WGL member password)

Learn about the
EPA's proposed changes to the pesticide applicator certification system

Proposed regulations (Federal Register)

WSDA comparison chart and comments

WGL comments

WSDA final comments

New Worker Protection Standard Released Sep. 28, 2015

Click here for a WPS comparison chart
(side by side, new and old)

Click here for the complete text of the revisions

Safety Update

2013 Annual Pesticides Report to the Legislature released by WSDA

Of particular interest for growers:

  • A summary of complaints and investigations, beginning on page 1
  • An analysis of complaints involving drift and direct human exposure, beginning on page 11
  • Detailed case data showing characteristics and investigation results for cases involving human exposure, beginning on page B-1

Click the report below to open it


Job Safety Basics for Agricultural Workers

Updated December 2016

Click here to watch or
download WGL's video in
English, Spanish,
Mixteco Alto or
Mixteco Bajo

First DVD is free.
Additional copies are $10 plus tax and shipping

Check out our farmworker housing resources

Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA

Brender Creek
Seasonal Housing

in Cashmere, WA

Rent-A-Tent Housing
for cherry harvest

Reform News

Click here to read
the latest news

Updated 08/27/2016

Bills & Documents

A new research report showing the contributions immigrants make to Washington's economy
The Contributions of New Americans in Washington
Released August 2016

A report from the
American Action Forum
Budgetary & Economic
Costs of Addressing
Unauthorized Immigration

Released March 2015

Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015

Click here to see
more in the archive

WGL and the
Washington Compact

Leaders in Washington's business, faith, and
agriculture communities
have come together
to create a broad and
powerful coalition
that supports
immigration reform.

Learn more about the Washington Compact

Sign the compact
to show your support for immigration reform