Labor

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

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

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, ac... more

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LGMA hand washing app now available for Android

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) hand washing app is now available for download on Android phones. The Hand... more »

Western Growers applauds USCIS streamlining of H-2A processing

While in Washington, D.C. for the Association’s Annual Board Fly-in, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif has released a statement on the a... more »

Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator program available

In its first five months of operation, the newly-launched Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator Program (CFA) has enrolled more than 450 profession... more »

Tanimura & Antle recognized for new employee housing

Tanimura & Antle and the County of Monterey were recognized at The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEC) Second Annual Regional Economic Summit... more »

Visa backlogs threaten this year’s harvest

Agency delays in processing visas for workers who tend and harvest America's food crops are fast approaching crisis proportions, all but guaranteeing ... more »

NASDA, Farm Bureau call for quicker H-2A processing

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) joined forces with the American Farm Bureau Federation to call on the federal gov... more »

Study: migrant workers migrating less

America’s seasonal agricultural industry suffered from a perceived labor shortage in recent years as the average migrant workers became significantl... more »

State involvement a mixed bag for Cuban growers

For part one of Sam’s trip to Cuba, click here. The farmers we met in Cuba were all in their 50s and had made career changes, such as transitioni... more »

Strategizing for potential sources of labor

Growers in Michigan should review their current methods for attracting and retaining workers and be flexible to try new methods and strategies to attr... more »

New York Farm Bureau opposes $15 minimum wage

Family farmers and small business owners recently joined together at farms and businesses across New York state to ask state lawmakers to oppose the p... more »


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