USAID panel participation leads to Guatemalan trip

I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Legal Labor Pathways” for U.S. agricultural jobs. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the panel that took place in early May. Unlike many... more »

Special report: Labor challenges persist

Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey. In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, labor remains a perennial concern for fruit and vegetable growers. Results of the latest labor survey, conducted among fruit... more »

Unsung heroes of agriculture honored

A farmworkers organization has recognized farmworkers who do honorable things in their work. Maria de Sagrario Iglesias of FirstFruits Farms has been named the winner of the first Grow the Good Farmworker of the Year... more »

National Council of Agricultural Employers supports DOL H-2A lawsuit

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is voicing its support for a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new H-2A regulations. The Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) announced its representation of a coalition of... more »

Georgia growers group join DOL H-2A lawsuit

Georgia growers are entering into a lawsuit against the Department of Labor to persuade the agency to change proposed H-2A rules. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) added itself to a coalition of... more »

UC study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

A new study can help growers and others estimate costs and potential returns for California’s Central Coast organic strawberries. The study was recently released by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the... more »

Farmworker education opportunities listening session scheduled

An ag employers group wants to brainstorm the industry for ideas on how to help farmworkers receive educations. The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is planning to host a special listening session to explore... more »

Farmworker protection rule detangled in NCAE webinar

In a recent webinar, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

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