Labor

H-2A issues discussed at Farm Bureau event

U.S. farmers and ranchers discussed the current state of regulations governing the farm labor market and efforts to navigate it, at a workshop during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 100th Annual Convention. The H-2A... more »

H-2A average wage hike battle lands in court

On Jan. 8, the U.S . Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to stay the action brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) against the Department of Labor in the District Court for the... more »

Relief from wage hikes sought by ag employer group

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing new... more »

Agricultural intern possibilities supported in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the... more »

Strenuous farm activity can challenge newer operators

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor saving machines and equipment, but many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of physical effort. Over the past several decades, American agriculture has been transformed... more »

Farm Bureau asks DOL to keep newspaper ad rule under H-2A

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements. Currently, a... more »

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on labor. The FarmWise machine drives over rows, detects weeds in the... more »

Ag Labor Relations Forum hosted by GFVGA

Legislation and labor were the focus at the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association hosted nearly 100 attendees at the third annual event in Tifton, Nov. 13-14. “The... more »


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