Labor

Effective management boosts employee retention

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

Tougher pesticide safety rules are now in effect

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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Legislators introduce Family Farm Relief Act

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 »

Training programs help comply with new Worker Protection Standards

Beginning Jan. 2, 2017, the Federal Worker Protection Standards (WPS) revisions took effect. These changes are designed to provide stronger protection... more »

Will Trump Help Ag Employers?

The incoming Trump administration fills ag employers with hope and concern, said Frank Gasperini, executive vice president, ... watch »

E-Verify Could Devastate Ag Workforce

Frank Gasperini, executive vice president, E-Verify on the agriculture workforce.... watch »

Comment period open for Ethical Charter on labor practices

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a draft Ethical Charter containing guiding pr... more »

DOL updates minimum wage rates for H-2A workers

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor has announced the 2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of ... more »

Wafla receives $3 million grant for housing project

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Housing Finance Unit today awarded $26 million in loans and grants from the state’s Housing Trust Fu... more »

EPA publishes compliance manual for Worker Protection Standard

EPA in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) Exit is making available a guide to help users of agricultural pesti... more »

Court stops FLSA overtime regulations

A Texas federal court granted a nationwide emergency injunction prohibiting the implementation of the final Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that ... more »

H-2A wage rates for 2017 projected

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released core data that will be used to calculate the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for 2017... more »


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