Labor

Impactful year marked by EFI

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is celebrating a year of progress in 2023 toward its mission to offer a full suite of supply chain assurance programs to the fresh produce industry. EFI, the capacity-building and certification... more »

NCAE seeks nominations for farmworker, housing awards

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is searching for members who represent the “best of the best in the agriculture community.” At its annual meeting in February, the group is again presenting the Doing... more »

Podcast focuses on farmworker health

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) has recorded a podcast with growers about making sure workers have proper health care access, and how it benefits employee and employer. The NCFW podcast features a discussion... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Ag Labor Review: California court gets it right

Maybe there is something to the old saying that “Even a broken clock is right twice a day,” meaning that something that is usually unreliable can be correct sometimes, by chance or by luck. I... more »

Ethical Charter Implementation Program started

Fresh produce industry stakeholders came together to launch the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) in early November. The program aims to recognize and strengthen engagement around labor practices in the fresh produce industry without additional... more »

NCAE asks labor department to change H-2A wage rate system

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is petitioning Acting Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su to amend the regulatory methodology for determining adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) for H-2A workers. Michael Marsh, president and... more »

Growers cite difficulty of using data to improve on-farm practices

While there has been a significant surge in digital transformation initiatives across agribusinesses, many still grapple with deriving actionable insights from their data, according to AgTech Trends 2023. The survey by The Yield, an AgTech... more »

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