Labor

Final four of Ag Innovation Challenge includes AgHelp

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chosen as one of the final four teams in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AgHelp Corp, led... more »

Congressional leadership aid sought on AEWR relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congressional leadership to support legislative language addressing a serious concern among US farmers and ranchers over agency action that will result in significant and unsupportable... more »

National Council of Agricultural Employers seeks wage relief

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked for short-term relief from imposition of new wage rates for 2019 under the “adverse effect wage rate” (AEWR) for H-2A employment, this morning in a letter sent... more »

Produce Labor Conference set for Dec. 5 in Colorado

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. Labor recruiting and retention affects all Colorado produce farms. Join CFVGA December... 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 already generating a substantial amount of press and interest, a... more »

Ag’s ‘Shark Tank’ tabs start-up AgHelp as semifinalist

Michigan start-up AgHelp is a national semifinalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF), 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Sponsored in partnership with Farm Credit, the contest recognized AgHelp as one of 10 semi-finalist in the... more »

Advisory issued for worker safety in California wildfires

Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. The greatest hazard comes... more »

Latest ag labor hiring, pay rates seen in NASS report

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a report details recent agriculture labor hiring and compensation rate. In October, hired workers were down 7... more »


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