Labor

Latest in visa and housing news to be shared at 2019 EXPO

After the proposed H-2C visas failed to gain support from the legislature, changes to H-2A and H-2B visas were revisited. The changes and new considerations growers need to make will be the focus of several... more »

Full slate of programs planned for annual Ag Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announces that registration is now open for the Ag Labor Forum Dec. 4-6, 2019, being held at the M Resort just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Proposed H-2A reforms receive backing of United Fresh

On Sept. 24, the United Fresh Produce Association submitted comments regarding proposed reforms to the H-2A agriculture visa program. The reforms proposed by the Trump administration will streamline the program for employers, cut red tape... more »

Ag Employer Labor Forum opens registration for December event

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 6th annual Ag Employer Labor Forum.  When: Dec. 4 - 6, 2019 Where: The M Resort in Henderson, NV - just a 10 minute drive... more »

H-2A advertising, recruitment process modernized by DOL changes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Final Rule aimed at helping Americans find open agricultural jobs by modernizing the labor market test for H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification in the Federal... more »

H-2A, social responsibility workshops hosted in Texas

Two labor workshops later this month will be hosted at the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA)'s corporate headquarters in Mission, Texas. The sessions are available for free for TIPA members along with Texas Vegetable Association,... more »

Rouge River Farms certifies all US operations with Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative said Sept. 3 that Rouge River Farms, which specializes in tray-packed and year-round sweet corn, now has all of its U.S. operations EFI certified. In May 2018 Rouge River Farms was the... more »

Labor Department figures show decline in H-2A farm labor growth

Despite a challenging growing year, farmers and ranchers continue to demand H-2A workers in record numbers – although growth in program usage has slowed considerably. The number of certified positions during the third quarter of... more »


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