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NCAE listening session on farmworker education planned

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is planning to host a special listening session to explore and enhance educational opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families. The session is scheduled for June 5 at... more »

NCAE webinar detangles farmworker protection rule

In a recent webinar, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

IFPA previews Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

May is farmworker mental health awareness month

Farmworker organization Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is spotlighting Mental Health Awareness Month in May. EFI, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, recognizes the month as a time... more »

Georgia ag labor forum registration opens

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and returns to Tifton,... more »

GFVGA comments on H-2A changes, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is commenting on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the 2024 farm bill legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules further threaten the viability of... more »

Audience grows in Farmworker Awareness Week

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), an organization that works to protect and promote farmworkers rights, has characterized the fifth year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week a success. Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization... more »

New H-2A worker protections go into effect this year

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include allowing employees  to invite labor and legal organizations to employer-provided housing. The rule, “Improving Protections for Workers in... more »

Vegetable Growers News seeks reader feedback

Vegetable growers, what are your biggest concerns right now? Vegetable Growers News is seeking feedback from specialty crop growers on the biggest issues they’re facing and what topics they’re most interested in learning more about.... more »

Ag labor group’s report praised

Industry leaders and associations applauded the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan agriculture labor working group’s final report. The report is the product of a months-long effort to identify workforce challenges faced by the agriculture industry... more »

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