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New coalition to push for immigration reforms

As part of its commitment to government advocacy and leadership, the International Fresh Produce Association has played a key role in the creation of The Alliance for New Immigration Consensus. The group is a diverse... more »

NCAE Column: Bingo, bango here we go with a litany of issues

The regulatory engine that is Washington, D.C., is roaring back to life for agricultural employers. In July 2019, the Trump administration Department of Labor (DOL) promulgated 489 pages of proposed regulatory changes for the H-2A... more »

Idaho potato farm assessed $25K in penalties for ag labor violations

U.S. Department of Labor investigators determined that an Idaho employer violated its obligations to guest workers Guest workers often travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from their native countries to the U.S. to perform... more »

Agricultural Safety Summit planned by industry group

Registration is open for the North American Agricultural Safety Summit (March 28-30), an in-person, 1.5 day meeting where participants will learn from agricultural producers about proven safety strategies that result in cost savings and improved... more »

Ag labor group meets with Mexican Embassy to discuss vaccinations

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) recently met with officials at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss vaccination issues impacting agricultural workers traveling to the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland... more »

10 ways to improve guestworker recruitment seen in EFI report

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently published findings of an eight-month survey highlighting the challenges Mexican farmworkers face when they are... more »

Preparing for 2022 season, coping with COVID-19 in Salinas Valley

With most of the fruit and vegetable production coming from other regions, this time of year in the Salinas Valley, California, is all about preparation. What does that look like at the Grower Shipper Association... more »

CDC/WHO-approved vaccines in Mexico located by NCAE, Labormex

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has partnered with longtime member Labormex to locate CDC/WHO approved vaccines in Mexico for H-2A Temporary Workers.  Mexico is the largest provider of H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers to... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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