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A sign, alongside State Route 124 advertises for apple harvesters. Apple growers throughout Washington state, including Broetje Orchards in Walla Walla County, are hunting for workers as the peak of the harvest season approaches.

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Apple growers face near-record harvest, worker shortage

PRESCOTT — With the peak period for apple harvest fast approaching, Broetje Orchards, one of Walla Walla County’s largest employers, is scrambling to find pickers.


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