Labor

Farm worker housing simulator shows how to help reduce COVID-19 spread

Partnering with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC), the Vessel Dynamics Laboratory at George Mason University created an online app that shows how various practices aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19... more »

Farm groups seek more rural resources to respond to COVID-19

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

Housing for the Harvest program extended to more California counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of  Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July to... more »

Guidance for Michigan farmers on pandemic preparedness plans, CHAMP tool

With the convergence of major weather events, natural disasters, depressed economic conditions, catastrophic infrastructure failures, and a pandemic that has affected nearly every country in the world, 2020 has been a spectacularly unfortunate year for... more »

Stemilt hits milestone with first Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed... more »

California Housing for the Harvest program expands to more counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 17 that the counties of Kings, Riverside and Tulare will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »

Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule enacted in Washington state

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed a new permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes... more »

Articles discuss COVID-19 effects on labor, policy, transportation and consumers

It’s no secret that producers of toilet paper and PPE had a quick increase in demand in March 2020. But how has the global pandemic affected the labor markets, supply chains, and overall consumer behavior... more »


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