Labor

California farm labor group sponsors forum

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Labor Forum, with more than 30 educational classes. The event is Nov. 10-11 at the Visalia Marriott and Convention Center in Visalia,... more »

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

Ag Labor Forum, Advocacy Boot Camp registration starts

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. Each year, NCAE’s event... more »

Seminar helps keep cool with OSHA ag labor heat rules

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will present another installment of its educational web seminars in mid-September. “Turning Down the Heat: Preparing Employers for Proposed OSHA Heat Regulation,” will start at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30... more »

Industry decries Cal/OSHA decision against autonomous tractor maker

The agriculture industry is questioning a California regulatory agency’s unfavorable ruling against autonomous tractor maker Monarch Tractor. Many industry people consider the decision, which maintains 1970s farm machinery rules, a step backward for California agriculture.... more »

AgriSafe, other agriculture groups, promote ‘Protecting America’s Future’

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day, and in... more »

EFI staff additions help expand offerings

Equitable Food Initiative’s (EFI) addition of staffers filling marketing and data positions should strengthen the organization’s work to improve farmworkers’ lives, according to a news release. Madelyn Edlin is marketing and sales manager and Toni... more »

One phone call away: COVID-19 booster clinics for workers

More than 2.5 years after COVID-19 first started disrupting farming activities, outbreaks are still a risk for growers and their workers. Despite completing the initial vaccination series, some people can still get sick from COVID-19. ... more »

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