Labor

Strenuous farm activity can challenge newer operators

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor saving machines and equipment, but many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of physical effort. Over the past several decades, American agriculture has been transformed... more »

Farm Bureau asks DOL to keep newspaper ad rule under H-2A

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements. Currently, a... more »

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 over rows, detects weeds in the... more »

Ag Labor Relations Forum hosted by GFVGA

Legislation and labor were the focus at the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association hosted nearly 100 attendees at the third annual event in Tifton, Nov. 13-14. “The... more »

Final four of Ag Innovation Challenge includes AgHelp

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chosen as one of the final four teams in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AgHelp Corp, led... more »

Congressional leadership aid sought on AEWR relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congressional leadership to support legislative language addressing a serious concern among US farmers and ranchers over agency action that will result in significant and unsupportable... more »

National Council of Agricultural Employers seeks wage relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked for short-term relief from imposition of new wage rates for 2019 under the “adverse effect wage rate” (AEWR) for H-2A employment, this morning in a letter sent... more »

Produce Labor Conference set for Dec. 5 in Colorado

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. Labor recruiting and retention affects all Colorado produce farms. Join CFVGA December... more »


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