Labor

Podcast focuses on farmworker health

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) has recorded a podcast with growers about making sure workers have proper health care access, and how it benefits employee and employer. The NCFW podcast features a discussion... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Ag Labor Review: California court gets it right

Maybe there is something to the old saying that “Even a broken clock is right twice a day,” meaning that something that is usually unreliable can be correct sometimes, by chance or by luck. I... more »

Ethical Charter Implementation Program started

Fresh produce industry stakeholders came together to launch the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) in early November. The program aims to recognize and strengthen engagement around labor practices in the fresh produce industry without additional... more »

NCAE asks labor department to change H-2A wage rate system

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is petitioning Acting Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su to amend the regulatory methodology for determining adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) for H-2A workers. Michael Marsh, president and... more »

Growers cite difficulty of using data to improve on-farm practices

While there has been a significant surge in digital transformation initiatives across agribusinesses, many still grapple with deriving actionable insights from their data, according to AgTech Trends 2023. The survey by The Yield, an AgTech... more »

USDA webinar focuses on new ag labor grant program

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia is offering a webinar on the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot (FLSP) program. The webinar will be 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, Dec. 5. To request a... more »

GFVGA seeks nominations for ag labor award

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is seeking nominations for the Dan Bremer Service Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided extraordinary service to the fruit and vegetable industry by... more »

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