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

Criminal arrests by ICE outlined in news release

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the following news release regarding criminal arres... more »

Working Farm Protection Act signed into law in New York

The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five New York chapters, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, and land trusts from ar... more »

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

It isn’t news to growers that the agri-labor market is a challenge. The shortage in able-bodied workers and difficulty filling H-2A visas, plus the ... more »

Bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act seeks H-2A reforms

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... more »

Housing eligibility for temporary farm workers applauded by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropria... more »

Farm operations can be enhanced by use of labor logs

When you work for yourself, you may not prioritize documenting your time. There are tasks to be done and you complete them, however, when you are en... more »

Ganaz, GroGuru gets seed funds to develop labor-saving automation

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $2... more »

Ag safety grants offered by National Children’s Center

Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support ... more »

H-2A visa program modernization addressed by Cabinet members

U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secret... more »


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