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.
2016 Frost Report - March 1-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:
KACI-FM Hood River
|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|
or on-line at www.precisionforecasting.com
GLOBAL GAP classes
2015 Minimum Wage
2016 Oregon Minimum Wage Change (effective July 1, 2016)
2016 BOLI POSTERS
Labor Housing Memo - revised January 10, 2014
Hazardous materials from the household collection event. THE DALLES. 9am to 2pm. These events are for typical items found and used in the home or garage. For more information contact the contractor, Stericycle at 360-772-2838.
|May 25||CGFG Annual Golf Tournament, Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River. Lunch/Registration: Noon; Tee Time: 1 p.m. To register, call 541-387-4769.|
|May 31||Pre-Harvest Cherry Tour. Begins at 7:45 a.m. at Sunshine Estates, 4455 Emerson Loop Rd.; other stops include Omeg Orchard and Dave Cooper Orchard, Dry Hollow Rd. Contact Lynn Long for more information. 541-296-5494.|
|Nov. 17||Worker Protection Standards (WPS) seminar/training, presented by Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, for changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2017. Details to be announced.|
|*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. For more information contact Lynn Long, OSU Extension Horticulturist, at 541-296-5494.|