Yamaha, others invest in robotic strawberry harvester

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the strategic business development and investment arm of Yamaha Motor, announced Aug. 27 it had raised a total $7.5 million for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT), a developer of... more »

H-2A is topic of meeting between Perdue, Guatemalan ministers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met Aug. 14 with a host of Ministers from Guatemala to discuss implementation of the recently signed agreement between the United States and Guatemala to improve H-2A visa program... more »

Delivering child care in rural communities aided by new resource

At a time when agricultural employers are struggling to find workers, access to quality child care can aid in worker recruitment, improve retention and boost employee morale. A new resource, “Roadmap for delivering child care in... more »

Wage and hour investigations, audits topic for NCAE webinar

The National Council of Agricultural Employers, NCAE, is hosting the second installment of its educational webinar series, “Tips for Surviving Wage and Hour Investigations or OFLC Desk Audits.” The webinar will be held on Tuesday,... more »

AgHelp receives more support to expand its labor services

Agtech company AgHelp ( has been accepted into the 2019 Techstars Impact Accelerator Program. According to a news release, AgHelp has built a marketplace for agricultural employers, workers, and support services to connect on any... more »

Webinar offered for ‘Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations or OFLC Desk Audits’

An educational webinar, “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations or OFLC Desk Audits,” will be offered by the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE). The webinar will be held 3 p.m. EST (noon PST) Tuesday,... more »

Walmart supports responsible labor at Mexican produce farms

The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) recently received a $1.2 million grant from Walmart Foundation to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico, according to a press release. EFI... more »

Update: Industry reacts to DOL’s H-2A rule proposal to streamline program

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 15 proposed a rule to "modernize and improve" the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. According to the proposal, the reforms would: Streamline the H-2A application process by... more »

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