Labor

Farm Bureau, University of California lead survey of ag labor impacts

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of both historical growth and stagnation. In early 2020, the world experienced a... more »

New business development manager for EFI is Michael Lacey

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has added produce industry veteran Michael Lacey to the position of business development manager. In the role,... more »

Charges brought in forced labor of Mexican agricultural H-2A workers’ case

A woman in Florida pleaded guilty on April 6 to a federal racketeering conspiracy that victimized Mexican agricultural workers admitted into the United States under the H-2A temporary visa program. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke... more »

‘Mitigating Heat Stress and Increasing Productivity’ webinar set by NCAE

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has announced the next installment of its educational webinar series, “Mitigating Heat Stress and Increasing Productivity.” “In anticipation of climbing temperatures later this spring and into the summer, NCAE... more »

Resolution of trade flow at US-Mexico border urged by IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association is encouraged by recent announcements that some of the border crossings in Texas have been reopened, the organization said in an April 14 news release. "While this action is positive,... more »

National child agricultural safety center celebrates 25th anniversary

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is celebrating 25 years of preventing injuries associated with the agricultural worksite, one of the nation’s most hazardous worksites and the only one where... more »

Training tools offered to prevent farmworker sexual harassment

As April is National Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention Month, Equitable Food Initiative is calling attention to the topic of farmworker sexual harassment. EFI is supporting awareness initiatives by collaborating with Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety... more »

Washington holds key to progress on ag labor reform

Custom harvesters, apple and other fruit growers, vegetable growers, dairy farmers, agents, associations and farm labor contractors were treated to a jam-packed agenda at the National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) 58th Annual Meeting that... 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

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