The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture economist who spoke Nov. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the... more
On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers and ranche... more
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For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital... more »
On October 5, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif will participate in the National Immigration Forum’s event, Leading the Way: A Ne... more »
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guest-worker program fo... more »
Western Michigan University has been awarded more than $2 million over the next five years to support first-year, first-generation unde... more »
Western Growers has released its 2017 Professional Compensation and HR Practices Surveys, exclusive data on base pay, incentive pay, merit inc... more »
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill authored by California State Assembly member David Chiu, D-San Francisco, that "affirmatively protects wor... more »
Anti-immigrant sentiment, a decline in illegal immigration and an aging population among existing migrant workers are all feeding into a growing labor... more »
In an era that finds farms struggling to find and maintain an adequate workforce, effective management goes a long way in retaining the workers they d... more »
After his farm became completely certified organic three decades ago, Jim Cochran had a thought: Why not certify employment practices the same way you... more »
Recent revisions to EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS) went into effect Jan. 2, 2017.
WPS is primarily intended to reduce the risks of illnes... more »