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Many fruit growers have expressed concerns about a shortage of skilled employees this harvest season. To discuss the path forward, the Pennsylvania De... more »
An employee at Belding Fruit Storage in Belding, Michigan, died from a 20-foot fall at the facility on Oct. 15. Arturo "Sam" Medina was a 38-year emp... more »
An increase in federal and private-sector support will expand and diversify the U.S. agricultural workforce by increasing opportunities in education, ... more »
About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers... more »
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1066 into law on Sept. 12, expanding overtime for farmworkers. The California legislature passed the... more »
Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportunity... more »
The California legislature has approved a bill that would expand overtime rules for farmworkers. Assembly Bill 1066, passed on a 44-32 vote, now hea... more »