Labor

Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

Sometimes when my son was a little boy, he had trouble falling asleep. You would think that after a long day of riding a bicycle, practicing T-ball, doing chores (such as they were), playing with his... more »

Western Growers refutes characterization of California labor law

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation designed to expand union rights for farm workers, AB 2183, he referred to the “heroic activism of farmworkers, championed by Americans” including Cesar Chavez. Western Growers President and... more »

IFPA recognizes DNO Produce with advocacy award

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named DNO Produce, Columbus, Ohio, as the 2022 Industry Advocate of the Year Award recipient. IFPA announced the award at The Washington Conference's Sept. 28 breakfast general session.... more »

Where are all the robots?

Over the past several months, the winners of the International Fresh Produce Association Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator program have been immersing themselves in the produce industry. In some cases, these companies have solutions that exist... more »

Georgia association offers webcast on employment law, COVID

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is making a webcast on employment law and COVID-19 available to the industry. The webcast was originally broadcast on Sept. 20 and features attorneys Marty Heller and Josh... more »

USDA seeks input on H-2A labor program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improve labor protections for farmworkers. USDA’s Farm... more »

California farm labor group sponsors forum

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Labor Forum, with more than 30 educational classes. The event is Nov. 10-11 at the Visalia Marriott and Convention Center in Visalia,... more »

Ag Labor Forum, Advocacy Boot Camp registration starts

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. Each year, NCAE’s event... more »

Seminar helps keep cool with OSHA ag labor heat rules

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will present another installment of its educational web seminars in mid-September. “Turning Down the Heat: Preparing Employers for Proposed OSHA Heat Regulation,” will start at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30... more »

AgriSafe, other agriculture groups, promote ‘Protecting America’s Future’

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day, and in... more »

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