Labor

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements. At a panel discussion at the Northwest Michig... more

Rotten eggs, steak knives add to labor’s hidden housing costs

“We’ve had the Department of Health come out to inspect and they find eggs left out on the counter and they write you up.”

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Colorado fruit growers talk trade, labor with Perdue

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue met with members of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) May 15... more »

2017’s most common agribusiness insurance claims 

To help educate agribusiness professionals about costly trends in the industry, U.S. farm insurer Nationwide recently released its most common commerc... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements... more »

Rotten eggs, steak knives add to labor’s hidden housing costs

When an apple growers think of the many ways decay and mold can cost them money, most wouldn’t put a rotten egg high on that list, but that is t... more »

Seeing eye to eye with inspectors

In establishing relationships with Department of Labor (DOL) investigators, there is a fine line between being cooperative and being walked on. Tha... more »

Assert your farm’s rights in dealing with inspectors

Preparing for a visit from a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigator who arrives on a farm to conduct an audit is a tedious, yet absolutely essent... more »

Sonoma vineyards recognize ‘exceptional’ workers

The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF), recently announced the names of four local vineyard workers who are the first winners of a new pro... more »

Seminar on farm safety at University of Florida

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the U... more »

Perdue Talks Cap to Guestworker Numbers

During a visit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue mentioned ... watch »

Perdue Talks Labor Reform During Michigan Visit

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue discussed agricultural labor reform during a recent visit to West Michigan. ... watch »


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