Labor

Economist: ag employers scramble to secure labor

The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture economist who spoke Nov. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the... 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 and ranche... more

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GAP training available for Latino farmworkers, growers

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extensio... more »

Growers brace for minimum wage hikes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted New York to become the first state in the nation to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure eventually passe... more »

Panel finds LGMA guidelines sound

A panel of food safety experts participating in an outside, independent review of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA) food safe... more »

Vegetable supplier assessed over $1.4 million in penalties

Investigators from the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division Tampa District Office found that Red Diamond Enterprises, doing business as R... more »

Limit pesticide exposure by laundering clothing

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, ev... more »

LGMA hand washing app now available for Android

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) hand washing app is now available for download on Android phones. The Hand... more »

Western Growers applauds USCIS streamlining of H-2A processing

While in Washington, D.C. for the Association’s Annual Board Fly-in, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif has released a statement on the a... more »

Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator program available

In its first five months of operation, the newly-launched Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator Program (CFA) has enrolled more than 450 profession... more »

Tanimura & Antle recognized for new employee housing

Tanimura & Antle and the County of Monterey were recognized at The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEC) Second Annual Regional Economic Summit... more »

Visa backlogs threaten this year’s harvest

Agency delays in processing visas for workers who tend and harvest America's food crops are fast approaching crisis proportions, all but guaranteeing ... more »


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