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 leadership aid sought on AEWR relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congressional leadership to support legislative language addressing a serious co... more »

National Council of Agricultural Employers seeks wage relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked for short-term relief from imposition of new wage rates for 2019 under the “adverse effe... more »

Produce Labor Conference set for Dec. 5 in Colorado

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5, at the Arapahoe County Fai... 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 tha... more »

Ag’s ‘Shark Tank’ tabs start-up AgHelp as semifinalist

Michigan start-up AgHelp is a national semifinalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF), 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Spo... more »

Advisory issued for worker safety in California wildfires

Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires con... more »

The self-propelled Johnson Tomato Harvester, which is now manufactured and sold by California Tomato Machinery Co. Photo: California Tomato Machinery

Latest ag labor hiring, pay rates seen in NASS report

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agricultu... more »

Webinar coming for Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices in July of 20... more »

H-2A advertising rule proposal backed by ag employers

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department ... more »

Advertising rules for H-2A face proposed changes

To make it easier for Americans to find and fill open jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposal Nov. 8 for employers seeking temporary labo... more »


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