Labor

Ag labor group’s report praised

Industry leaders and associations applauded the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan agriculture labor working group’s final report. The report is the product of a months-long effort to identify workforce challenges faced by the agriculture industry... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

U.S.-Mexico labor task force includes IFPA’s John Hollay

The International Fresh Produce Association's John Hollay has been named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force on farm labor. The task force, established by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, aims to develop... more »

EFI events to shine light on sustainable farming practices

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced three upcoming sustainability offerings. EFI has premiered a video: “Agriculture is Climate Work.” The video... more »

Ag Labor Review: 60 years of advocating for employers

The curtain recently closed on the National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) 60th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Sixty years ago, visionary agricultural employers identified correctly that they needed to form an association to advance... more »

Supreme Court case could provide ag regulation relief

The first skiff of snow in the Washington, D.C., area this year fell in mid-January. In fact, now that I think of it, it may have been the first snow that had survived overnight until... more »

National Farmworker Awareness Week recognizes laborers

National Farmworker Awareness Week honors farmworkers that make having access to fresh, high-quality food every day of the year possible for Americans. The week runs March 25-31. The week is a call to action for... more »

H-2A wages focus of U.S. senator’s questions

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

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