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GAP training available for Latino farmworkers, growers

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extension, in cooperation with Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), will be hosting GAP... more »

Growers brace for minimum wage hikes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted New York to become the first state in the nation to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure eventually passed, but California beat him to the mark –... more »

Panel finds LGMA guidelines sound

A panel of food safety experts participating in an outside, independent review of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA) food safety guidelines has issued a report where it finds LGMA's guidelines scientifically sound. Panel members... more »

Vegetable supplier assessed over $1.4 million in penalties

Investigators from the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division Tampa District Office found that Red Diamond Enterprises, doing business as Red Diamond Farms, and its president and owner German "Javier" Torres violated provisions of the... more »

Limit pesticide exposure by laundering clothing

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde Ogg, UNL pesticide safety... more »

LGMA hand washing app now available for Android

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) hand washing app is now available for download on Android phones. The Hand Washing Training App is the first mobile app for teaching farm workers how to... more »

Western Growers applauds USCIS streamlining of H-2A processing

While in Washington, D.C. for the Association’s Annual Board Fly-in, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif has released a statement on the announcements made by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S.... more »

Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator program available

In its first five months of operation, the newly-launched Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator Program (CFA) has enrolled more than 450 professionals representing 45 companies in Michigan. The CFA, developed by the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA),... more »

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