In an era that finds farms struggling to find and maintain an adequate workforce, effective management goes a long way in retaining the workers they do have, according to Stan Moore, senior educator f... more
Recent revisions to EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS) went into effect Jan. 2, 2017.
WPS is primarily intended to reduce the risks of illness or injur... more
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Harvesting vegetables and fruit is a difficult profession, requiring commitment and a unique set of skills. When farm employers find the right workers... more »
Vegetable Growers News asked readers four questions in January, seeking information on their labor supply. A sampling of the results is below.
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It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimat... more »
President Trump recently issued a number of immigration related executive orders (EO), including the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the... more »
New regulations and safeguards under the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard took effect on Jan. 2, 2017, and owners of farms, forests, nurseries ... more »
“No one wants to work anymore!”
“Where do I find labor around here?”
We heard these a lot this past summer. Most growers fall into two c... more »
As Donald Trump takes the reins as president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the... more »
The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2017 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in... more »
University of California Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California farmers facing agriculture labor challe... more »
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H... more »