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
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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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 »
The Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) recently released 51 new economic research reports (one for every state plus the District of Columbi... more »
USDA has awarded $26 million to help provide housing for farmworkers in nine rental communities in four states. The funding will support 439 rental u... more »
New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) is seeking to intervene in a farm labor lawsuit filed against New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The farm organizati... more »
Migrant Legal Aid and Willenson Law, a Chicago law firm, have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of migrant and seasonal farm workers against Fenn... more »
The USDA is providing farms a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Active... more »
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extensio... more »
Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry.
“Pesticides pose a potential health risk, ev... more »
While in Washington, D.C. for the Association’s Annual Board Fly-in, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif has released a statement on announ... more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted New York to become the first state in the nation to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The measure eventually passe... more »