H2-A Workforce Summit events planned by wafla

Dan Fazio, executive director of wafla, a seasonal employers’ human relations association based in Lacey, Washington, included several points of interest for growers in his Director Update column in wafla’s October newsletter. “In late September... more »

Plan to replace H-2A with Agricultural Act of 2017 unveiled

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., this week unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program. The Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017 (AG Act) replaces the H-2A program with a more efficient, flexible and market-driven... more »

Farming with chronic pain – some management strategies

Chronic pain is common among farmers and gardeners because of the physical nature of their work. Pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and walking can all aggravate existing conditions, or cause new disabling or painful conditions. If... more »

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital for reform of agricultural labor laws. Leitz this spring... more »

Western Growers sponsors immigration event

On October 5, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif will participate in the National Immigration Forum’s event, Leading the Way: A New Approach to American Immigration. The event will bring together faith, law enforcement,... more »

New bill would create H-2C guest-worker program

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guest-worker program for farmers and ranchers. The Agricultural Guestworker... more »

WMU gets $2 million grant to assist farmworkers

Western Michigan University has been awarded more than $2 million over the next five years to support first-year, first-generation undergraduate students who are migrant or seasonal farmworkers, or the children of such workers. The U.S. Department... more »

Western Growers releases 2017 compensation, HR data

Western Growers has released its 2017 Professional Compensation and HR Practices Surveys, exclusive data on base pay, incentive pay, merit increases and health plan coverages of the California and Arizona produce industry. Information from the... more »

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