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 farming practices?
Cochran, owner of S... more
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 jumpe... more
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Agency delays in processing visas for workers who tend and harvest America's food crops are fast approaching crisis proportions, all but guaranteeing ... more »
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) joined forces with the American Farm Bureau Federation to call on the federal gov... more »
America’s seasonal agricultural industry suffered from a perceived labor shortage in recent years as the average migrant workers became significantl... more »
Growers in Michigan should review their current methods for attracting and retaining workers and be flexible to try new methods and strategies to attr... more »
Western Growers and the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) will file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a lawsuit challenging provisions o... more »
Family farmers and small business owners recently joined together at farms and businesses across New York state to ask state lawmakers to oppose the p... more »
Since 2009, Penn State Extension has hosted a full-day session at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC), taught completely in Spanis... more »
Michigan growers are taking the plunge into H-2A, and don’t appear to be turning back.
It started with a pilot project in 2014, when four apple o... more »
In late January, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced delays in H-2A and H-2B applications due to network issues. In early February, wafla, a... more »
The USDA announced a joint agreement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase employment opportunities in the agricultural sector for... more »