Labor

Ag Worker Coalition calls for more resources to protect farmworkers

Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, on Sept. 24 sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional... more »

Simulator shows how to help reduce COVID-19 spread in farm worker housing

Partnering with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC), the Vessel Dynamics Laboratory at George Mason University created an online app that shows how various practices aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19... more »

More rural resources to respond to COVID-19 sought by farm groups

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

More California counties join Housing for the Harvest program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest. The program was announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

CA GROWN proclaims October as Farmer and Farmworker Month

CA GROWN has announced that the first-ever California Farmer and Farmworker Month will be recognized in October.  It is a fitting tribute in a most challenging year. When COVID-19 hit, farmers, farmworkers and the entire food and... more »

Housing for the Harvest program expanded to more California counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 17 that the counties of Kings, Riverside and Tulare will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

Washington state enacts Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed anew permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes early... more »

COVID-19 and the ag industry: Labor, supply chains and consumer behavior

It’s no secret that producers of toilet paper and PPE had a quick increase in demand in March 2020. But how has the global pandemic affected the labor markets, supply chains, and overall consumer behavior... more »


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