Labor

Growers: Far too few workers

Conditions may be improving slightly for the fruit growing community, based on responses to a labor survey conducted by Fruit Growers News, but 40 percent of respondents still experienced severe worker shortages in 2017.

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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 ... more

BREAKING NEWS: PMA, United Fresh focus on responsible labor use

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... more »

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropria... more »

California labor contractor penalized $646K for late pay

A labor contractor in California’s Coachella Valley region faces more than $646,000 penalties for sending paychecks late for allegedly failing to gi... more »

Understand your farm labor costs using labor logs

When you work for yourself, you may not prioritize documenting your time. There are tasks to be done and you complete them, however, when you are en... more »

Western Growers, Radicle Growth award ag technology funds

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $2... more »

National Children’s Center offers grants for child ag safety

Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support ... more »

Growers: Far too few workers

Conditions may be improving slightly for the fruit growing community, based on responses to a labor survey conducted by Fruit Growers News, but 40 per... more »

ALRB may count ballots in election involving UFW, Gerawan Farming

Workers at Gerawan Farming Co., who have been fighting for five years to oust the United Farm Workers, may get another shot to disconnect from the uni... more »

Cabinet members issue statement on H-2A visa modernization

U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secret... more »

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 »


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