Online job hub for cider professionals goes live, fosters connections

“Cider Professionals Crafted Here” is the tagline of, a newly launched cider industry specific job hub and marketplace. This summer, the American Cider Association (ACA), the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and Fermentability... more »

Agenda set for National Council of Agricultural Employers Ag Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced Nov. 18 its agenda for the Annual Ag Labor Forum which will be held virtually on Dec. 2-4, 2020. According to a news release, NCAE’s annual event... more »

Ontario farm groups agree with COVID-19 prevention measures

Ontario farmers are preparing for next growing season and with that comes a strategy to prevent COVID-19 and protect workers. According to, earlier this year a Sector Leadership Group on COVID-19 was put together... more »

Farmworker assistance gets $3M boost after Ventura County demand rises

The Ventura County, California, Board of Supervisors approved $3.65 million to provide financial assistance to farmworkers during the coronavirus pandemic after seeing high demand for the Farmworker Household Assistance Program. The program, approved Nov. 10,... more »

More than 20 farms in Washington cited for coronavirus violations since March

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has conducted 384 agricultural workplace safety and health inspections so far this year to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. One hundred thirty of those... more »

Ag businesses in Colorado can hire interns with state’s funding help

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP) which will provide funding to agricultural businesses to hire interns for the 2021 growing season.  The AWDP provides... more »

5 things Florida employers must know about vote to increase minimum wage

Florida voters just approved Nov. 3 a constitutional amendment that will gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026. What does this mean for employers? Here are the top five things you... more »

Ag Labor Forum to present timely industry updates

I am sure you have heard the old saying that “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Looking back at the 2020 season, most farmers and ranchers would probably say, “How could I have... more »

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