National Council of Agricultural Employers Column: If you’re using H-2A, pay attention to the details

I guess you have never really heard it all. A couple of months back, I wrote an article describing some of the frustrations farmers and ranchers experience when faced with government bureaucracy. It seems as... more »

Judge’s ruling delays New York farm labor law enactment

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York state from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect Jan. 1. According to a Jan. 2 report by,... more »

Ag employers urge lower Adverse Effect Wage Rate

Following on the heels of a government-mandated increase in farmers’ labor costs, the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), a diverse group of organizations representing the needs of agricultural employers across the country, on Jan. 2 urged... more »

Pesticide safety videos available online in Hmong-language

A series of videos describing California pesticide rules and safety in Hmong is now available to view for free online. The videos were produced by California State University, Fresno and UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno... more »

House passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act supported

The House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Dec. 11, voting for a measure that would give undocumented farmworkers a pathway to permanent residence. "This is a chance to solve a problem for America," said... more »

Sun Valley Orchards in New Jersey ordered to pay back wages, penalties

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a DOL administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered Sun Valley Orchards, LLC – a farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey –... more »

Ag groups back advancement of ag immigration bill

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 received House Judiciary Committee approval Nov. 20. Several organizations voiced support of the committee move and said the agricultural immigration bill marks an important step for farmers, their employees... more »

Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act comes from over 300 groups

A broad cross section of over 300 agricultural groups and rural businesses on Nov. 18 urged the House of Representatives to advance H.R. 5038, Farm Workforce Modernization Act, through the chamber. A copy of the... more »

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