Labor

States find ways to deal with labor shortages

It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimate. Seasonal worker shortages have been an issue in the... more »

Western Growers: Prepare for increased ICE audits, raids

President Trump recently issued a number of immigration related executive orders (EO), including the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” EO which focuses on interior immigration enforcement. Members should begin preparing... more »

Worker Protection Standard compliance workshops set for Ohio

New regulations and safeguards under the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard took effect on Jan. 2, 2017, and owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production can learn how... more »

Labor meetings scheduled for growers in eastern Michigan

“No one wants to work anymore!” “Where do I find labor around here?” We heard these a lot this past summer. Most growers fall into two camps. The first group operates at a level that... more »

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

As Donald Trump takes the reins as president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the industry. Vegetable Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider... more »

United Fresh launches 2017 compensation survey

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2017 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding... more »

Effective labor management is key during labor uncertainty

University of California Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California farmers facing agriculture labor challenges stemming from wage and hour laws, joint liability, worker protection, workers' compensation, insurance... more »

Legislators introduce Family Farm Relief Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H-2A Agricultural Visa program from the Department of Labor to the Department of... more »

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