Labor

Heat is on; employers work to care for workers

After what has seemed to be a long and mostly dreary winter, the weather this week in Washington, D.C., has shaken off those wintry doldrums, washing the city and its environs in glorious sunshine and... more »

H-2A temporary ag worker demand surges

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL data for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2022 indicate that program applications... more »

USDOL recovers $225K in back wages for ag workers in California

Migrant workers in the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program provide critical seasonal labor on farms across California, spending weeks away from home doing the grueling work needed to support the state’s $49 billion agricultural industry.... more »

Farmworker Awareness Week highlights workers

Farmworker Awareness Week was successful for Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups. The second year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week generated more than... more »

New Oregon OSHA rules protect workers from high heat, wildfire smoke

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division announced on May 11 the adoption of rules to protect workers from the hazards of high heat and wildfire smoke. The heat rule addresses access to shade and... more »

Farmworker Awareness Week drives public knowledge, participation

Farmworker Awareness Week was successful for Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups. The second year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week generated more than... more »

Action urged on ag labor reform measure by Washington state’s Newhouse

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, hosted a press conference on April 27 with community leaders and advocacy organizations to urge action on his legislation, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The groups tacking part included the National... more »

H-2A workers must still show proof of vaccination

In January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented a rule requiring essential and non-essential non-citizen travelers entering the U.S. to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The regulation was set to expire this week, but on April... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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