Labor

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on labor. The FarmWise machine drives ove... more

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from fieldwork

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system that’s alre... more

DOL publishes 60-day notice related to H-2A program

The Department of Labor published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other... more »

Ontario fruit and veg growers back repeal of parts of labor bill

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to repeal chunks of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act amid pushback f... more »

BREAKING NEWS: DOL stats show dramatic rise in H-2A ag labor use

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL h... more »

Executive Development Program by United Fresh opens registration

Registration is now open for the United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industr... more »

Debut Colorado labor conference opens registration

Registration is now open for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) first-ever Produce Labor Conference, to be held Dec. 5 at ... more »

New toolkit harnesses internships to attract talent

Internships can help employers address short-term staffing needs, and be a powerful recruiting tool – while also helping our industry to attract qua... more »

California ag labor ruling prompts industry responses

The California Supreme Court on Sept. 12 unanimously rejected a bid by the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) and the California Agricultural Labor ... more »

Fifth annual Ag Employer Labor Forum registration opens

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has opened  registration for its fifth Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada... more »

Ag labor innovation proposals sought by Colorado group

Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to pre... more »

Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AFBF rel... more »


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