Labor

Colorado supports agricultural intern opportunities

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent... more »

Consider physical labor of starting a new farming business

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor saving machines and equipment, but many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of physical effort. Over the past several decades, American agriculture has been transformed... more »

GFVGA hosts Agricultural Labor Relations Forum

Legislation and labor were the focus at the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association hosted nearly 100 attendees at the third annual event in Tifton, Nov. 13-14. “The... more »

AgHelp makes final four in Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chosen as one of the final four teams in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AgHelp Corp, led... more »

NCAE pushes congressional action on ag wages

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congressional leadership to support legislative language addressing a serious concern among US farmers and ranchers over agency action that will result in significant and unsupportable... more »

Colorado plans Produce Labor Conference for Dec. 5

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. Labor recruiting and retention affects all Colorado produce farms. Join CFVGA December... more »

AgHelp streamlines labor recruiting, job availability

Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce? And, how does that workforce find them? Feliciano Paredes envisioned a mobile platform designed to address the agricultural labor shortage with a holistic approach. With that... more »

AgHelp Corp semifinalist in ag’s ‘Shark Tank’

Michigan start-up AgHelp is a national semifinalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF), 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Sponsored in partnership with Farm Credit, the contest recognized AgHelp as one of 10 semi-finalist in the... more »


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