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Update to agriculture requirements announced in Washington state

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued updates May 28 to the agriculture workplace requirements to coincide with changes to the emergency rules for temporary worker housing released by the departments of Health and Labor & Industries.... more »

Cornell Farmworker Program efforts expanded with grant

As COVID-19 bore down on New York state, the Cornell Farmworker Program used mobile phone technology to provide rapid guidance and clear health information in multiple languages to the state’s farmworkers. Now, new federal funding will expand... more »

Lawsuit filed against herbicide manufacturers by Louisiana ag workers

Two former Louisiana agricultural workers suffering from Parkinson's disease have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the herbicide paraquat. The plaintiffs, including a former Louisiana State Ag Center Extension agent, worked in the state's ag... more »

Revisions to California COVID-19 work rules coming after farm groups’ concerns

Revised rules governing COVID-19 precautions in California's workplaces have been sent back for changes that are due this week, after farm groups and others raised objections. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards... more »

OK for vaccinated employees to return in Washington – except farm workers

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups say Gov. Jay Inslee has a double standard for farmers and their vaccinated workers following his announcement on Friday that fully vaccinated employees do not have to wear a mask or... more »

New worker safety team – Agriculture Compliance Unit – set in Washington state

As the growing season gets underway, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is taking a major step to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. The Washington state Department of Labor &... more »

Farmworkers educated on vaccinations in North Carolina

To educate North Carolina farmworkers about vaccination, and especially COVID-19 vaccination, NC State Extension is offering a new program called Get Informed and Decide or, in Spanish, Me Informo y Decido. The program is part of... more »

COVID-19 farm rules repeal urged for Washington state farms, workers

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups are appealing to Gov. Jay Inslee to repeal recently renewed COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers using temporary housing following his announcement that the state will loosen restrictions for fully... more »

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