Labor

EFI recognizes 2023 National Safety Month

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is bringing attention to worker safety by recognizing June as National Safety Month. EFI is encouraging fresh produce grower-shippers to prioritize worker engagement to drive workplace safety and improve the bottom... more »

Falling Apples: Growers challenged by costs, declining acreage

U.S. apple growers are producing more fruit — and additional club varieties — on fewer acres but are also challenged by a series of higher growing costs during inflationary times. Chris Gerlach, director of industry... more »

Specialty crop groups outline Farm Bill requests

A group of speakers representing the specialty crop industry told a U.S. Senate subcommittee their Farm Bill 2023 requests, including a workable crop insurance program, research funding, and focus on organics and trade. The June... more »

Vertical farming operator Oishii brings robotics to indoor farming

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

Leadership development focus of ASTA June conference

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) summer leadership conference heads to the capitol of the Golden State to provide takeaways on the outlook of the U.S. seed industry and U.S. agriculture. In its second year,... more »

House committee seeks answers on DOL H-2A delays

U.S. House and Senate Republicans are questioning the Department of Labor about what they say are “substantial delays” in processing agricultural employers’ requests for workers through the H-2A temporary visa program. In a May 25... more »

Farmworker health videos offered by UGA Extension

University of Georgia Extension is releasing a series of videos to promote farmworkers’ health and wellbeing. The video series is in Spanish and English. UGA is part of a national effort to improve farmworker health.... more »

Florida’s new immigration law ignites panic in ag community

A new immigration law recently signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is reported to be creating panic in the state's agricultural operations. The new law is expected to produce a wide-ranging impact on a variety... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

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