Labor

Industry’s effort to protect farmworkers recognized by visit

United Fresh released the following statement regarding U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s July 23 visit to a farmworker COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salinas, California, hosted by the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California... more »

‘Farm Fresh’ finds Western Growers saluting farmers, laborers

In “Farm Fresh,” a series of videos released July 20 on YouTube by Western Growers, salutes the skills and ingenuity of the farmers and farmworkers who work to bring food to America’s tables. In previews... more »

House panel backs relief for ag industry, expands labor access

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, released the following statement July 13 after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment introduced by Newhouse and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, to the Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act.... more »

Pacific Farm Management purchased by GrubMarket

GrubMarket announced July 14 it has completed the acquisition of Pacific Farm Management, a full-service farm management services company – a provider of agricultural employment (payroll) and workers compensation insurance services in California with additional... more »

Rutgers Extension gets USDA-NIFA funding to promote vaccine education

There is significant concern among farmworkers and farmers about on-farm transfer of the COVID-19 virus. The ability to connect with vaccine providers has proven difficult for those language and technology/internet barriers, and those without established... more »

Migrant, seasonal workers’ contribution to Michigan’s ag industry saluted

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed July as Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Appreciation Month, providing the opportunity for Michiganders to support and appreciate this valuable workforce. In celebration, the Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural... more »

Testing for ag, food processing employees reversed in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has rescinded its order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural employees. This change, announced June 2, is being made in light of increasing vaccination rates; declining COVID-19 cases;... more »

South Georgia migrant farm workers get physical therapy from students

On a hot South Georgia summer night, farmworkers line up across the grass at an outdoor clinic waiting area. The workers are waiting for a few minutes of individual care from third-year Doctor of Physical... more »

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