Labor

DOL debars Washington orchard operator from H-2A program

The U.S. Department of Labor has debarred an orchard operator in East Wenatchee, Washington, for three years from participating in the H-2A agricultural worker program after investigators determined that the employer provided unsafe and unhealthy... more »

H-2A labor firms MásLabor and AgWorks merge

MásLabor, a provider of comprehensive services for employers using H-2A and H-2B labor programs, is merging with AgWorks H2 LLC, an H-2A and H-2B consulting firm. “AgWorks has a proven success model, with a deep... more »

IFPA: Pass immigration reform to ease inflation

International Fresh Produce Association members spearheaded a press conference along with other members of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) calling for urgent Senate action on immigration reform. At the July 27 press... more »

Rain Bird offers water-saving drip irrigation system

Rain Bird Agriculture, a leading manufacturer and provider of precision irrigation products, recently launched S5 Smart Spacing for Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline, the ultimate in smart irrigation for growers of high-value fruit and permanent crops.... more »

Representatives, industry members implore Senate to pass ag labor bill

National and state agricultural leaders joined Republican members of Congress to urge legislators to pass bipartisan workforce solutions to address the farm labor shortage in order to combat inflation. A July 13 news conference included... more »

Mexican official: US to issue 300K temporary work visas

The U.S. plans to issue 300,000 temporary work visas to migrants from Mexico and Central America, according to a senior Mexican official. Interior Minister Adán Augusto López Hernández said half of the visas will go... more »

Equitable Food Initiative elects board members

NatureSweet Tomatoes’ Fernanda Suárez and Natalie Camacho Mendoza of Farmworker Justice are the newest board members elected to lead the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI). The newest board members should... more »

NCAE to host farmworker tax issues webinar

The National Council of Agricultural Employers will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 14. The webinar will be led... more »

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