Labor

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on labor. The FarmWise machine drives ove... more

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from fieldwork

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system that’s alre... more

Congressional group proposes citizenship path for workers

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, introduced legislatio... more »

H-2A issues discussed at Farm Bureau event

U.S. farmers and ranchers discussed the current state of regulations governing the farm labor market and efforts to navigate it, at a workshop during ... more »

H-2A average wage hike battle lands in court

On Jan. 8, the U.S . Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to stay the action brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) against the... more »

Relief from wage hikes sought by ag employer group

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin... more »

Agricultural intern possibilities supported in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, inclu... more »

Strenuous farm activity can challenge newer operators

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor saving machines and equipment, but many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of physic... more »

Farm Bureau asks DOL to keep newspaper ad rule under H-2A

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A g... more »

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as rel... more »

Ag Labor Relations Forum hosted by GFVGA

Legislation and labor were the focus at the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association ho... more »

Final four of Ag Innovation Challenge includes AgHelp

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chose... more »


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