Labor

Survey: California farms face continuing employee shortages

Despite taking a variety of steps to alleviate chronic shortages of agricultural employees, California farmers and ranchers continue to report problems in hiring enough people for on-farm jobs. A survey released April 30 shows 56%... more »

Ag labor group seeks change in wage rate determination

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has petitioned the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and its Secretary, Alex Acosta, to amend the regulatory methodology used in determining whether an alternative wage other than a... more »

National ag employers group plans educational webinar series

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is launching an educational webinar that will kick off a series focusing on issues facing agricultural employers. “This webinar series is an exciting expansion of services offered by... more »

Michigan Civil Rights Commission seeks reversal of migrant worker ruling

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on April 15 sent Attorney General Dana Nessel a request to reconsider a ruling from former Attorney General Bill Schuette that said certain migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs)... more »

NCAE selects venue for 2019 Ag Employer Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has selected the M Resort to host its sixth annual Ag Employer Labor Forum in Henderson, Nevada on Dec. 4-6, 2019. "The M Resort is located just minutes from... more »

Ag labor employers’ group: Worker decline more proof reforms are needed

On April 11, the USDA released findings from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. According to USDA, the census revealed more than 2,411,033 people worked on US farms and ranches during 2017. This reflected a decline... more »

Organization pursues migrant labor recruitment improvements

Stronger Together launched on April 11 "a new, pragmatic, multi-stakeholder effort to stimulate a responsible recruitment marketplace for farmworker employment in the U.S. produce industry. The program seeks to create demand for responsible recruitment, increase... more »

Western Growers president testifies on ag labor shortages

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »


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