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May is farmworker mental health awareness month

Farmworker organization Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is spotlighting Mental Health Awareness Month in May. EFI, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, recognizes the month as a time... more »

Georgia ag labor forum registration opens

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and returns to Tifton,... more »

Autonomous robots: Vegetable industry savior?

Can autonomous robots be the salvation for the vegetable industry's labor woes? The latest World FIRA event showcased a wide range of robots and autonomous solutions for vegetable growing. Emilie Casteil of Carottes de France... more »

GFVGA comments on H-2A changes, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is commenting on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the 2024 farm bill legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules further threaten the viability of... more »

Audience grows in Farmworker Awareness Week

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), an organization that works to protect and promote farmworkers rights, has characterized the fifth year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week a success. Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization... more »

New H-2A worker protections go into effect this year

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include allowing employees  to invite labor and legal organizations to employer-provided housing. The rule, “Improving Protections for Workers in... more »

Vegetable Growers News seeks reader feedback

Vegetable growers, what are your biggest concerns right now? Vegetable Growers News is seeking feedback from specialty crop growers on the biggest issues they’re facing and what topics they’re most interested in learning more about.... more »

Southeast Regional Show recognizes leaders

Extension researchers’ efforts to improve crops and the fruit and vegetable industry’s political prominence were highlighted at this year’s Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference. At an awards breakfast during the Jan. 4-7 event in... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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