Sean Gilbert, center, checks the size of cherries at his family’s orchard, while workers join in the harvest of the high-value, fragile crop. Gilbert Orchards has long recruited most of its workers from Central Washington.
Sean Gilbert, center, checks the size of cherries at his family’s orchard, while workers join in the harvest of the high-value, fragile crop. Gilbert Orchards has long recruited most of its workers from Central Washington. Hal Bernton TNS
Sean Gilbert, center, checks the size of cherries at his family’s orchard, while workers join in the harvest of the high-value, fragile crop. Gilbert Orchards has long recruited most of its workers from Central Washington. Hal Bernton TNS

‘Crops go unharvested and animals go uncared for.’ Concerns about farmworker shortage grow

July 27, 2018 06:55 AM