Labor

Representatives, industry members implore Senate to pass ag labor bill

National and state agricultural leaders joined Republican members of Congress to urge legislators to pass bipartisan workforce solutions to address the farm labor shortage in order to combat inflation. A July 13 news conference included... more »

Mexican official: U.S. to issue 300K temporary work visas

The U.S. plans to issue 300,000 temporary work visas to migrants from Mexico and Central America, according to a senior Mexican official. Interior Minister Adán Augusto López Hernández said half of the visas will go... more »

Equitable Food Initiative elects board members

NatureSweet Tomatoes’ Fernanda Suárez and Natalie Camacho Mendoza of Farmworker Justice are the newest board members elected to lead the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI). The newest board members should bring social responsibility leadership and stakeholder... more »

NCAE to host webinar on farmworker tax issues

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will be led by Bob Wunderle, CPA, MBA, director of the La Posada Tax Clinic in... more »

USDA invests up to $65M to improve domestic, H-2A labor

President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong... more »

EFI supports administration’s ethical recruitment efforts

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces its support for the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Collaborative... more »

Heat is on; employers work to care for workers

After what has seemed to be a long and mostly dreary winter, the weather this week in Washington, D.C., has shaken off those wintry doldrums, washing the city and its environs in glorious sunshine and... more »

H-2A temporary ag worker demand surges

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL data for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2022 indicate that program applications... more »

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