Labor

A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

As a recovering CPA, I am one of those people fascinated by numbers. Most farmers and ranchers, business operators to their core, share my fascination. Early in August 2021, with no fanfare, the U.S. Department... more »

Leadership team advisory group part of EFI’s board of directors

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced the formation of its leadership team advisory group as a standing committee of EFI’s board... more »

Important role that farmworkers play recognized in virtual roundtable

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined a virtual roundtable discussion with farmworkers to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Farm Safety and Health Week, and highlight the important role that farmworkers play in our nation’s food... more »

Clearview certification for recruitment practices goes to labor contractors

Stronger Together US has announced Oregon-based AgriLabor and California-based AgSocio are the first farm labor contractors (FLCs) to achieve Clearview certification in the United States. Clearview is a global certification program that recognizes  farm labor... more »

Use of H-2A program more than triples between 2010 and 2019

The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker program allows U.S. agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. The program rapidly expanded over the last decade, with certified H-2A positions increasing by more... more »

Gov. Newsom’s veto of AB 616 praised by California ag groups

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson on  Sept. 22 applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for vetoing Assembly Bill 616. The legislation would have allowed yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing instead of a secret ballot election.... more »

Michigan growers can teach workers about produce safety with texting link

Building a food safety culture requires repeated reminders about farm policies and procedures. When a grower or supervisor has to manage many farm workers that are working in different areas at the farm or facility,... more »

People with disabilities find success in agriculture through AgrAbility

The National AgrAbility Project, modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities. Through educational programs that advance... more »

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