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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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 »

University of Florida to offer greenhouse training online

Can your grower staff make better crop management decisions with additional training? The University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-w... more »

PlantTape product promises growers a streamlined start

A belt-fed mechanical system called PlantTape promises to reduce labor costs and save time during field planting. The industry standard is rotary o... more »

Farmworker health, safety topics focus at University of Florida

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the U... more »

Farm Bureau backs AG Act to aid agriculture worker program

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal o... more »

Guest worker legislation opposed by Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors recently voted to oppose House Resolution 4760, which the group called "flawed" in its attempt to reform agricu... more »

Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Guide available

The 2015 revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is complex, so this guide breaks it up into bite-sized chunks and sorts information by ... more »


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