Labor Series 2018

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.”

Economist: Farm operators scramble to secure labor

The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing.

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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 »

Navigating H-2A Challenges

Ann Margaret Pointer and Joshua Viau, attorneys with Atlanta, Georgia-based Fisher & Phillips, discuss challenges facing farm operators using the ... watch »

Economist: Farm operators scramble to secure labor

Editor's note: This is part of
 a series of stories examining agriculture labor issues in 2018. The agriculture community is being impacted by th... more »

‭Perdue addresses legislative options for ag labor reform

However discouraged growers feel about ag labor policy, the country’s top agriculture official is upbeat about the future. During a Feb. 1 visit ... more »


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