Labor

The most common agribusiness insurance claims of 2017 

U.S. farm insurer Nationwide recently released its most common commercial agribusiness insurance claims in order to help educate agribusiness professionals about costly trends in the industry. Below are the top 10 commercial agribusiness claims the... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements. At a panel discussion at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show... more »

University of Florida to offer greenhouse training online

Can your grower staff make better crop management decisions with additional training? The University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-week online training courses in English and Spanish. The first courses of the year,... more »

PlantTape product promises growers a streamlined start

A belt-fed mechanical system called PlantTape promises to reduce labor costs and save time during field planting. The industry standard is rotary or carousel-style transplanters. But many small vegetable growers are also familiar with non-motorized, single-row... more »

Farmworker health, safety topics focus at University of Florida

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be held on March 16. Linda... more »

Farm Bureau backs AG Act to aid agriculture worker program

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the Agricultural Guestworker (AG) Act in the Securing America’s Future... more »

Guest worker legislation opposed by Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors recently voted to oppose House Resolution 4760, which the group called "flawed" in its attempt to reform agricultural labor. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the resolution would create a... more »

Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Guide available

The 2015 revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is complex, so this guide breaks it up into bite-sized chunks and sorts information by user types to tailor the learning experience for workers, handlers, employers, and... more »


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