Labor

Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AFBF released the following statement on Aug. 28: "When House lawmakers return to... more »

Criminal arrests by ICE outlined in news release

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the following news release regarding criminal arrests Aug. 8. "During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)... more »

Working Farm Protection Act signed into law in New York

The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five New York chapters, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, and land trusts from around the state, have credited Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing the Working... more »

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

It isn’t news to growers that the agri-labor market is a challenge. The shortage in able-bodied workers and difficulty filling H-2A visas, plus the added financial burdens included in requirements for utilizing H-2A workers, makes... more »

Bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act seeks H-2A reforms

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) July 18 introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a framework for responsible labor practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains. The boards of... more »

Housing eligibility for temporary farm workers applauded by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 amended a section of the Housing Act of 1949 to extend... more »

Farm operations can be enhanced by use of labor logs

When you work for yourself, you may not prioritize documenting your time. There are tasks to be done and you complete them, however, when you are engaged in farming or food production, there are always... more »


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