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

LIVE Webinar

Ag Employers and the Executive Actions on DACA and DAPA

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PDT

FREE for WGL members
$40 for non-members

Click here to register now

OR

Click here for more information



Free informational presentations
in Spanish
offered around Central Washington this spring

How to qualify for:

The Executive Action on the DAPA program
(Deferred Action for Parents of Americans
and Lawful Permanent Residents)


The expansion of the DACA program
(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Click here for a schedule of dates and locations



WGL Members...

Please complete our survey on
child care needs for your farmworkers


Click here to take the survey



Pesticide Spray Application Equipment
Best Management Practices

WSDA Training

March 20 in Quincy

Click here for more information



WSDA Pesticide Training

The Washington State Department of Agriculture offers Spanish-language pesticide education classes

Click below to open the 2015 calendar

English version        Spanish version



Want to join
the WGL Retro Group?

The first step is to fill out an Authorization Form so we can determine your eligibility.

Download an Authorization Form



EPA Proposes Changes to the
Worker Protection Standard

On February 20, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed changes to the Worker Protection standard.

Click the links below for more information

WPS Proposed Changes Fact Sheet

WPS Comparison of
Current and Proposed Standards



Safety/Retro 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


 


Immigration
Reform News

Click here to read
the latest news

Updated 03/11/2015

Bills & Documents

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

Released March 2015

Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015

Republican "Standards for Immigration Reform"
Released Jan. 29, 2014

Washington Compact Study
Immigration Reform:
Towards a
Stronger Washington

AWC-UFW Agreement

Senate Bill 744

Senate Bill 744, amended
After SJC markup
May 28, 2013

Goodlatte House Bill



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 this year



Check out our farmworker housing resources


Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA



Rent-A-Tent Housing
for cherry harvest