For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital for reform of agricultural labor laws.
Leitz t... more
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, ac... more
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The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill authored by California State Assembly member David Chiu, D-San Francisco, that "affirmatively protects wor... more »
Anti-immigrant sentiment, a decline in illegal immigration and an aging population among existing migrant workers are all feeding into a growing labor... more »
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 d... more »
After his farm became completely certified organic three decades ago, Jim Cochran had a thought: Why not certify employment practices the same way you... 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 illnes... more »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticid... more »
Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii and Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Wednesday int... more »
Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) marks 60 years of offering health care options to the agricultural community with a series of open hou... more »
Finding and retaining laborers has become a top challenge for specialty crop growers throughout the country.
A west Michigan man hopes to streamlin... more »
Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan... more »