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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Michigan apple grower Steve Tennes has seen his attempts to grow his farm’s production numbers crimped by ongoing labor concerns. His foray into fin... more »
Employers who participate in H-1B, H-2A and H-2B temporary nonimmigrant visa programs may experience delays in the processing of applications, accordi... more »
Employers must often keep up with a variety of required government posters at their orchards, farms or other places of business, which can be daunting... more »
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries recently released guidance on how to pay workers for rest periods.
Wafla, a Washington s... more »
This year, California farmers planted fewer acres and let go of hundreds of farm workers. But despite the downsizing, labor shortages are being report... more »
If there’s an emergency at your agritourism operation, do you have a plan in place to deal with it?
Eric Barrett, an Ohio State University Extens... more »
EPA has revised the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard regulation. The revised regulation seeks to protect and reduce the risks of injury or... more »
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that piece-rate workers must be paid separately for their rest breaks, a decision that will have a significant ... more »
Natalia Gamarra joined Produce Marketing Association (PMA) on Aug. 3 as the new global business development manager.
Gamarra holds eight years of... more »
Marvin Sundquist was a wonderful man who loved God, family, his community, the Valley and nature.
He had a big heart for education, music and the a... more »