Labor

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 worker shortages in 2017. Most continue to... more

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

H-2A housing is important for specialty crop growers across crops and across the country.

On the West Coast, growers are looking for new products to better meet the requirement.

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BREAKING NEWS: Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... more »

Housing eligibility for temporary farm workers applauded by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropria... more »

Farm operations can be enhanced by use of labor logs

When you work for yourself, you may not prioritize documenting your time. There are tasks to be done and you complete them, however, when you are en... more »

Ganaz, GroGuru gets seed funds to develop labor-saving automation

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $2... more »

Ag safety grants offered by National Children’s Center

Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support ... more »

H-2A visa program modernization addressed by Cabinet members

U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secret... more »

Perdue talks labor, trade with Colorado vegetable growers

Members of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue May 15... 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... more »

The most common agribusiness insurance claims of 2017 

U.S. farm insurer Nationwide recently released its most common commercial agribusiness insurance claims in order to help educate agribusiness professi... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements... more »


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