Labor

Equitable Food Initiative promotes staff

Equitable Food Initiative has promoted two organization veterans to help the group’s expanding workforce development strategies and implement its Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices. In his new role as director of organizational and workforce... more »

Drones help with crop soil science

Unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — have many professional uses, and the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America want growers to know how the new world of drones aid crop science... more »

UF/IFAS recognizes ADA impact

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is recognizing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped farming. As July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the ADA, UF... more »

EFI offers tips on dealing with summer heat

As the nation experiences a summer of extreme heat, the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is raising awareness about the dangers and symptoms of heat and sun exposure. The EFI provides a downloadable tip sheet for... more »

What do farmworkers and NFL players have in common?

What do professional football players and farmworkers have in common? They have long seasons, traveling from place to place. They have to spend time away from their family. They frequently deal with aches, pains and... more »

Farmworker groups, others sue Florida over SB 1718 immigration bill

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

Highland Ag adds EFI into ag business platform

Highland Ag Solutions has integrated the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) into the Highland Hub, an ag business platform. Highland Hub users pursuing EFI certification can use the system to track departments across farming operations are... more »

Ag Labor Review: Growers’ concerns help shape NCAE mission

I was visiting with a grower the other day who told me, with some apparent relief, that he had not yet had to use the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program because he had been fortunate... more »

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