Labor

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital for reform of agricultural labor laws. Leitz t... more

Program certifies farmers treat their workers fairly

After his farm became completely certified organic three decades ago, Jim Cochran had a thought: Why not certify employment practices the same way you certify f... more

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National Council of Agricultural Employers to be led by Marsh

Chair Joe Young of Goffstown, New Hampshire, announced Oct. 18 that following an exhaustive national search, the board of directors of the National Co... more »

California farms have chronic work shortage, study says

Across California, farmers and ranchers face chronic problems in finding and hiring qualified employees, according to a survey conducted by the Califo... more »

Agricultural Act of 2017 unveiled, would replace H-2A program

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., this week unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program. The Agricultural Guestworker Act of 201... more »

Farming can be difficult when you’re managing pain

Chronic pain is common among farmers and gardeners because of the physical nature of their work. Pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and walking can ... more »

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital... more »

Nassif to take part in National Immigration Forum

On Oct. 5, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif will participate in the National Immigration Forum’s event, Leading the Way: A New Approach ... more »

Congressman unveils Agricultural Guestworker Act

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guest-worker program fo... more »

Michigan college gets grant to help farmworkers, families

Western Michigan University has been awarded more than $2 million over the next five years to support first-year, first-generation undergraduate stud... more »

Michigan farmworkers detained, moved out-of-state

A non-profit that offers legal services to seasonal workers is concerned about the treatment of migrant blueberry pickers who were taken into custody ... more »

Dole Food lays off another 400 berry workers

Westlake Village-based Dole Food continued to downsize its California berry operations with a layoff of more than 400 workers in Watsonville. Accor... more »


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