Labor

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

At this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, several sessions will focus on the agri-labor market.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect from those sessions.

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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 wo... more

California ag labor ruling prompts industry responses

The California Supreme Court on Sept. 12 unanimously rejected a bid by the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) and the California Agricultural Labor ... more »

Fifth annual Ag Employer Labor Forum registration opens

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has opened  registration for its fifth Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada... more »

Ag labor innovation proposals sought by Colorado group

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Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

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Criminal arrests by ICE outlined in news release

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the following news release regarding criminal arres... more »

Working Farm Protection Act signed into law in New York

The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five New York chapters, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, and land trusts from ar... more »

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

It isn’t news to growers that the agri-labor market is a challenge. The shortage in able-bodied workers and difficulty filling H-2A visas, plus the ... more »

Bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act seeks H-2A reforms

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... more »

Housing eligibility for temporary farm workers applauded by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropria... more »


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