Labor

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 »

Growers respond to higher AEWR rates

Growers are bracing to pay more – around 7% – for their crews in the coming year. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the H-2A program is expected to rise, based on the results... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

New marketing, ethical monitoring staffers join EFI

Equitable Food Initiative is welcoming two new employees who fill positions involving ethical program implementation and marketing. Gabriela Lopez-Barry is the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) project manager while Alexandra Martinez joins as marketing and... more »

Temperature-predicting system receives patent

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

Administration’s union focus could affect H-2A

A key principle of laws protecting workplace rights of employees is that they should have a free and unfettered choice of whether they want union representation or not. California Farm Bureau has long supported this... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

NCAE digs into ag labor issues at annual forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has released the agenda for its 10th Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum. The event is Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the M Resort just outside Las Vegas. The Labor... more »

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