Labor

IFPA director joins farm labor task force

The International Fresh Produce Association's John Hollay, director of U.S. government relations for the group, has been named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force on farm labor. The task force, established by the Woodrow... more »

EFI webinars showcase sustainable farming practices

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced three upcoming sustainability offerings. EFI has premiered a video: “Agriculture is Climate Work.” The video... more »

60 years of advocating for agricultural employers

The curtain recently closed on the National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) 60th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Sixty years ago, visionary agricultural employers identified correctly that they needed to form an association to advance... more »

Mr. Peach, labor advocate recognized

Lawton Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, was honored as 2024’s Mr. Peach at a Jan. 6 awards breakfast at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Pearson’s ancestors... more »

EFI celebrates National Farmworker Awareness Week

National Farmworker Awareness Week honors farmworkers that make having access to fresh, high-quality food every day of the year possible for Americans. The week runs March 25-31. The week is a call to action for... more »

U.S. Sen. Ossoff presses USDA for H-2A wage info

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

EFI offers online training for growers, packers 

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is launching new online training products. The training is designed to share core social responsibility concepts that build... more »

USApple discusses exports with ag secretary 

The U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors recently met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and members of his leadership team at the USDA to discuss exports and other issues.  Discussion of market access, agriculture... more »

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