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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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticid... more »
Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii and Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Wednesday int... more »
Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) marks 60 years of offering health care options to the agricultural community with a series of open hou... more »
Finding and retaining laborers has become a top challenge for specialty crop growers throughout the country.
A west Michigan man hopes to streamlin... more »
Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan... more »
Short on labor and thinking about hiring H-2A workers? The federal guest-worker program, which more farm employers are using these days, has its pros ... more »
The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) this week emphasized the importance of immigration reform for America’s farmers and ranchers in a letter s... more »
Harvesting vegetables and fruit is a difficult profession, requiring commitment and a unique set of skills. When farm employers find the right workers... more »
Vegetable Growers News asked readers four questions in January, seeking information on their labor supply. A sampling of the results is below.
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It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimat... more »