Labor

Michigan migrant workers living in congregate housing part of executive order

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 1 signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural workers and the food supply safe from the effects of COVID-19. “It’s critical for Michiganders... more »

Demand for seasonal workers met by AG&P launch of ag workforce solutions

Houston-based AG&P Americas has launched a new service line offering workforce solutions for the U.S. agriculture sector amid shortages in seasonal farm labor. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, AG&P Fieldwork – Agriculture Services provides farmers with... more »

Washington agriculture has new COVID-19 requirements

On May 28, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee released Proclamation 20-57, “Concerning the Health of Agricultural Workers” which provides required protections that must be in place by June 4. Full details of requirements can be found... more »

Ag Vulnerability Index measures risk to supply chain due to worker illness

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in collaboration with Microsoft, has created the Purdue Food and Agricultural Vulnerability Index online dashboard to quantify the potential risk to the supply of agricultural products as a result... more »

Effort calculates ag product supply risk due to worker illnesses

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in collaboration with Microsoft, has created the Purdue Food and Agricultural Vulnerability Index online dashboard to quantify the potential risk to the supply of agricultural products as a result... more »

PMA shares pandemic self-check tool for grower-packer-shippers

A new self-check preparedness resource was created by the Produce Marketing Association to help fresh produce growers, shippers, packers and handlers evaluate their organization’s preparedness in mitigating the spread of and preventing COVID-19 in their facilities and... more »

COVID-19 guidance for seasonal farm workers, employers set in New Jersey

In an effort to help protect the thousands of seasonal farm workers in New Jersey, the state Departments of Health, Agriculture, and Labor and Workforce Development have issued guidance on working conditions as well as... more »

Washington state farmworker housing rules increase worker safety

New emergency rules adopted May 13 regarding temporary farmworker housing will help increase worker safety and reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules detail specific steps required at farms where temporary workers live in... more »


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