Labor Series

H-2A struggles to keep up with grower demand

H-2A, the country’s agricultural guest-worker program, continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of H-2A workers jumped from 77,246 to 165,741 between 2011 an... more

Growers share pros and cons of H-2A program

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. ... more

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H-2A struggles to keep up with grower demand

H-2A, the country’s agricultural guest-worker program, continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of H-2A wor... more »

Growers share pros and cons of H-2A program

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 »

Fruit Growers News survey: grower labor supply

Fruit Growers News asked readers four questions in January, seeking information on their labor supply. A sampling of the results is below. Did ... more »

Surprises, gifts one way to retain farmworkers

Harvesting vegetables and fruit is a difficult profession, requiring commitment and a unique set of skills. When farm employers find the right workers... more »

PHOTOS: Labor of Love

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 »

Labor-retention strategies to help with labor costs

Philip Martin, a professor emeritus of agricultural and resource economics with the University of California, Davis, gives farm employers four broad s... more »

States find ways to deal with labor shortages

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 »

E-Verify Could Devastate Ag Workforce

Frank Gasperini of the ... watch »

Will Trump Help Ag Employers?

The incoming Trump administration fills ag employers with hope and concern, said ... watch »


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