Labor

Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

Sometimes when my son was a little boy, he had trouble falling asleep. You would think that after a long day of riding a bicycle, practicing T-ball, doing chores (such as they were), playing with his... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Western Growers refutes characterization of California labor law

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation designed to expand union rights for farm workers, AB 2183, he referred to the “heroic activism of farmworkers, championed by Americans” including Cesar Chavez. Western Growers President and... more »

IFPA recognizes DNO Produce with advocacy award

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named DNO Produce, Columbus, Ohio, as the 2022 Industry Advocate of the Year Award recipient. IFPA announced the award at The Washington Conference's Sept. 28 breakfast general session.... more »

Where are all the robots?

Over the past several months, the winners of the International Fresh Produce Association Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator program have been immersing themselves in the produce industry. In some cases, these companies have solutions that exist... more »

Georgia association offers webcast on employment law, COVID

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is making a webcast on employment law and COVID-19 available to the industry. The webcast was originally broadcast on Sept. 20 and features attorneys Marty Heller and Josh... more »

Foundations focused on fruit and vegetable consumption to merge

The Foundation for Fresh Produce and Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) are merging to further advance fruit and vegetable consumption in America and create the largest global community of advocates for produce. “The produce... more »

USDA seeks input on H-2A labor program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improve labor protections for farmworkers. USDA’s Farm... more »

Current Issue

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Biotechnology is key to crop improvement

Ajay Nair helps growers diversify production systems

Thoughts on regenerative agriculture

Robotics competition challenges students

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

Overcoming herbicide resistance, a global problem

Improve uniformity in your irrigation system

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the barn

For ag employers, this lame duck session is key

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower