Labor

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

At this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, several sessions will focus on the agri-labor market.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect from those sessions.

Read more …

VGN survey results show farm staffing struggles

For the second consecutive year, the majority of growers who responded to a labor survey conducted by Vegetable Growers News reported they experienced severe wo... more
The self-propelled Johnson Tomato Harvester, which is now manufactured and sold by California Tomato Machinery Co. Photo: California Tomato Machinery

Latest ag labor hiring, pay rates seen in NASS report

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agricultu... more »

Webinar coming for Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices in July of 20... more »

H-2A advertising rule proposal backed by ag employers

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department ... more »

Advertising rules for H-2A face proposed changes

To make it easier for Americans to find and fill open jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposal Nov. 8 for employers seeking temporary labo... more »

DOL publishes 60-day notice related to H-2A program

The Department of Labor published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other... more »

Ontario fruit and veg growers back repeal of parts of labor bill

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to repeal chunks of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act amid pushback f... more »

BREAKING NEWS: DOL stats show dramatic rise in H2-A ag labor use

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL h... more »

Executive Development Program by United Fresh opens registration

Registration is now open for the United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industr... more »

Debut Colorado labor conference opens registration

Registration is now open for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) first-ever Produce Labor Conference, to be held Dec. 5 at ... more »

New toolkit harnesses internships to attract talent

Internships can help employers address short-term staffing needs, and be a powerful recruiting tool – while also helping our industry to attract qua... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs