Labor

Senate action on ag labor reform urged by nearly 300 ag groups

On June 8, 288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of our nation’s farmers urged immediate U.S. Senate action to develop and pass legislation addressing agricultural labor reform. The call came in a... more »

Florida farmworkers needing help during pandemic can call hotline

Florida farmworkers statewide can call a toll-free number, 1-844-44FARMWORKERS (OR 1-844-443-2769) to get free legal assistance with issues on the rise because of the COVID-19 crisis, including access to vaccines. Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS),... more »

Wages up 6%; April farmworkers down 11%, USDA reports

The National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, USDA, released statistics May 26 regarding the U.S. farm worker status. The department collects information on the number of workers and wages for a week in January,... more »

Ag groups react as Washington state repeals COVID-19 rules for workers

Following ongoing appeals by Washington state’s leading agricultural groups, state regulators announced May 28 that fully vaccinated farmworkers do not have to wear a mask or socially distance at work or in congregate housing facilities,... more »

AgTechX Ed initiative launched by Western Growers with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

Western Growers has teamed with Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary, to launch a statewide initiative aimed at developing a future workforce with the skills and knowledge to navigate emerging on-farm technology.... more »

FDA urges vaccines for migratory food and agriculture workers

As the vaccine supply increases in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration is encouraging the leadership and management of food facilities to support vaccinations for migrant and seasonal food and agriculture workers. "When an... more »

Colorado farm labor law to further stress ag labor market, CFVGA says

According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13 percent, while farm production expenses have increased 26%. A new labor law, Agricultural Workers’ Rights, has passed the... more »

Update to agriculture requirements announced in Washington state

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued updates May 28 to the agriculture workplace requirements to coincide with changes to the emergency rules for temporary worker housing released by the departments of Health and Labor & Industries.... more »

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