Labor

Produce grower-shipper Tanimura & Antle surpasses 4,000 employee vaccinations

Tanimura & Antle announced March 24 that by April, over 4,000  employees will have received the COVID-19 vaccine throughout its operating locations in California, Arizona and Tennessee. Working in coordination with organizations such as the... more »

Farm Workforce Modernization Act passes House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives passed March 18 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 247-174. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act was spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-California, and Dan Newhouse,... more »

Taylor Farms, Yuma County partner with National Guard to vaccinate employees

Salinas, California-based Taylor Farms announced COVID-19 vaccinations started March 9, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona facility as a result of a successful partnership between Yuma County Department of Public Health, with assistance and support... more »

NCAE column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

With the start of any political administration and the end of another, significant changes occur as a new executive branch takes the reigns. It is kind of as if a newly-elected sheriff rides into town... more »

Labor division seeks to increase Southeast ag industry’s compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is currently engaged in an education and enforcement initiative to increase compliance with federal labor laws in the Southeast’s agricultural industry. In addition to enforcement activity,... more »

US representatives reintroduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act

U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren, D-CA, and Dan Newhouse, R-WA, reintroduced March 3 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, H.R. 1537, which creates a workforce solution for America’s agriculture industry by providing stability, predictability, and fairness to... more »

Food/ag workers encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan

Michigan’s food processing and agricultural workers are encouraged to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as eligibility expands to Michiganders working in the food and agriculture sector. "Throughout the pandemic, Michigan’s food and agriculture... more »

Michigan emergency rules mandate COVID-19 preparedness and response plan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued on March 2 Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency Rules, which require licensed housing providers to create and implement plans... more »

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