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 ove... more

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from fieldwork

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system that’s alre... more

House Judiciary Committee OKs E-Verify, guestworker bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers ... more »

Onion producer to pay $1.5M in back wages, damages

Vidalia, Georgia-based Bland Farms Production and Packing LLC will pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Departm... more »

Marsh to lead National Council of Agricultural Employers

Chair Joe Young of Goffstown, New Hampshire, announced Oct. 18 that following an exhaustive national search, the board of directors of the National Co... more »

California agriculture faced severe labor shortage, survey says

California agriculture has a chronic problem finding and hiring qualified employees, according to a survey of farmers and ranchers published by the Ca... more »

Colorado produce growers meet with farmworker advocates

Growers representing the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met Oct. 10 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with farmworker service... more »

H2-A Workforce Summit events planned by wafla

Dan Fazio, executive director of wafla, a seasonal employers’ human relations association based in Lacey, Washington, included several points of int... more »

Plan to replace H-2A with Agricultural Act of 2017 unveiled

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., this week unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program. The Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017 (AG Ac... more »

Farming with chronic pain – some management strategies

Chronic pain is common among farmers and gardeners because of the physical nature of their work. Pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and walking can ... more »

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital... more »

Western Growers sponsors immigration event

On October 5, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif will participate in the National Immigration Forum’s event, Leading the Way: A Ne... more »

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