Short on labor and thinking about hiring H-2A workers? The federal guest-worker program, which more farm employers are using these days, has its pros and cons. A couple of Michigan growers shared thei... more
Harvesting vegetables and fruit is a difficult profession, requiring commitment and a unique set of skills. When farm employers find the right workers, they nee... more
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Short on labor and thinking about hiring H-2A workers? The federal guest-worker program, which more farm employers are using these days, has its pros ... more »
Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan... more »
The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) this week emphasized the importance of immigration reform for America’s farmers and ranchers in a letter s... more »
Fruit Growers News asked readers four questions in January, seeking information on their labor supply. A sampling of the results is below.
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Harvesting vegetables and fruit is a difficult profession, requiring commitment and a unique set of skills. When farm employers find the right workers... more »
The Labor of Love program surprises farmworkers with gifts as a way to thank them for their hard work.
The program, sponsored by the Yuma Fresh Ve... more »
Philip Martin, a professor emeritus of agricultural and resource economics with the University of California, Davis, gives farm employers four broad s... more »
It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimat... more »
President Trump recently issued a number of immigration related executive orders (EO), including the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the... more »
New regulations and safeguards under the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard took effect on Jan. 2, 2017, and owners of farms, forests, nurseries ... more »