Labor

Ag labor bill introduced for third time

A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act for the third time, seeking a workforce solution to the labor-stressed specialty crop industry and other farm sectors. The... more »

Groups plan legal challenge to new Florida immigration law

A group of civil rights organizations plan to challenge Florida’s new immigration law that specialty crop growers say severely threatens their ability to hire a workforce. The law, Senate Bill 1718, went into effect July... more »

EFI honored for videos highlighting farmworker stories

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Telly Awards for a series of videos... more »

Washington IFPA advocacy conference registration opens up

Registration for the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Washington advocacy conference has started. Hundreds of leaders from every segment of the produce and floral industry are expected to convene at the nation’s capitol to advocate... more »

Bipartisan House Committee group focuses on labor, H-2A

The House Committee on Agriculture is taking a look at the H-2A temporary visa guest worker program and other issues to address the lack of labor in the fruit and vegetable industry. The committee formed... more »

Farm Robotics Challenge winners named

A robot designed to reduce farmworker injuries and streamline harvest took the top prize in the Farm Robotics Challenge 2023. The challenge spotlighted the exceptional innovation and technical prowess of students from universities across the... more »

Nichino America to distribute biofungicide in U.S., Canada

Nichino America Inc. and BioConsortia Inc. have announced a supply agreement for Nichino to market and sell BEC-60 biofungicide in the U.S. and Canada. BioConsortia invented and developed BEC-60, a novel microbial fungicide. It is... more »

Water, farm bill drive California food, ag summit

The outlook for California’s agricultural economy shows some signs of improvement after several years of supply-chain constraints, high input costs and a multiyear drought that forced farmers to fallow acres and remove orchards. The June... more »

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