Labor

Florida Specialty Crop Foundation presents ag labor forum

The Florida Specialty Crop Foundation is preparing for its annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, where growers, shippers, farm labor contractors and others learn about ag labor law compliance and labor relations practices. The forum is... more »

AgTech award for labor management system goes to PickTrace

PickTrace, the only all-in-one labor management suite for agriculture with paperless hiring, time and productivity tracking and employee payments, has been selected as the “Labor Management Solution of the Year” in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough... more »

Western Growers’ video urges passage of ag labor bill

Western Growers has issued another plea for the U.S. Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, with a video that ties easing of the labor shortage to lower food prices. “The current broken immigration... more »

Investors fund autonomous tractor company Sabanto

Sabanto Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $17M Series A funding round led by ag-tech venture firm Fulcrum Global Capital. DCVC Bio, Hico Capital, Yara Growth Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, Johnsonville Ventures and Trimble Ventures also participated... more »

USDA seeks drop in food losses, waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to feature the newest food loss and waste mitigation technologies at the second virtual Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair. The Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair is from... more »

EFI survey shows consumer attitudes on fresh produce

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) conducted the “Consumer Attitudes Toward Fresh Produce and “Socially Responsible Purchasing” study and created an actionable guide for attracting socially conscious consumers. The study by EFI, the workforce development and certification... more »

Nexus Robotics receives $2.6 million to advance self-driving weeders

Nexus Robotics Inc. recently received $2.6 million in grant funding to create the next generation of autonomous weeding robots. The funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is designed to help provide farmers with environmentally friendly options. "This... more »

IFPA: Pass immigration reform to ease inflation

International Fresh Produce Association members spearheaded a press conference along with other members of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) calling for urgent Senate action on immigration reform. At the July 27 press... more »

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