Labor

California ag labor ruling prompts industry responses

The California Supreme Court on Sept. 12 unanimously rejected a bid by the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to overturn a court order directing the ALRB... more »

Fifth annual Ag Employer Labor Forum registration opens

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has opened  registration for its fifth Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 28-30, at the beautiful Tropicana Hotel. The forum has become a... more »

Ag labor innovation proposals sought by Colorado group

Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to present at its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora,... more »

Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AFBF released the following statement on Aug. 28: "When House lawmakers return to... 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 arrests Aug. 8. "During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)... 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 around the state, have credited Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing the Working... 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 added financial burdens included in requirements for utilizing H-2A workers, makes... 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), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) July 18 introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal... more »


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