Labor

Misionero first processing-only facility to be EFI certified

After two years of preparation, Gonzales, California-based Missionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, announced its Gonzales facility received Equitable Food Initiative certification. According to a news release, this makes the Gonzales facility the first processing-only... more »

NCAE column: Amid the chaos, farmers lace up their boots for work

The only thing missing was the spooky music from a B-movie horror film. That’s kind of what I thought to myself as I headed into the Metro station to come into work this morning. Typically,... more »

Reconciling quarantine and essential status for arriving H-2A workers

Much confusion exists about the availability for work of H-2A workers who are newly arriving from a foreign country. This post will attempt to clarify the issue. 14-day quarantine Early in the COVID-19 pandemic the... more »

Food supply in danger if we don’t use immigrant workers legally, grower says

On May 13, Fox Business published the following commentary by Fred Leitz, a farmer and a past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers who lives in Sodus, Michigan. "The novel coronavirus has given... more »

Workforce development organization EFI marks its fifth year

It has been five years since the formal launch of Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and training organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups to improve both compliance and business... more »

Keeping workers safe a focus of Colorado produce operations

Colorado fruit and vegetable growers are working hard to protect the health of the men and women who work to cultivate, harvest and pack fresh fruits and vegetables. At Petrocco Farms in Brighton, workers are... more »

Colorado produce growers work to keep growers safe during COVID-19

Colorado fruit and vegetable growers are working hard to protect the health of the men and women who work to cultivate, harvest and pack fresh fruits and vegetables. At Petrocco Farms in Brighton, workers are... more »

‘I Pick Safety’ campaign ramped up by California Strawberry Commission

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »


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