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New EFI online training available

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is launching new online training products. The training is designed to share core social responsibility concepts that build... more »

We want to know: Did you have enough labor in 2023? 

Vegetable Growers News is seeking input from growers on how the labor situation is affecting their operations. Through an international online survey conducted by Great American Media Services, the parent brand for Vegetable Growers News,... more »

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

Congressional report calls for H-2A wage reform

The House Agricultural Labor Working Group is calling for a number of changes to the H-2A temporary visa program long-supported by specialty crop growers. The group, whose 16 members are evenly split between Democrats and... more »

PickTrace partnership eases cross-border fund exchanges

Intermex, an omnichannel money transfer service provider, and labor management platform PickTrace have formed a partnership to make it easier for U.S. specialty crop workers to send money to their home country. "This partnership merges... more »

New LaserWeeder model handles different soil types

Carbon Robotics has released the Track LaserWeeder, a new model of its LaserWeeder, along with software enhancements. Through the software upgrades — spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the... more »

AgTechX Ed Summit tackles workforce issues

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Merced College have partnered to host AgTechX Ed, a half-day event dedicated to developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural... more »

SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

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