Van Doren Sales, Compac open Michigan facility

Fruit packing equipment company Van Doren Sales and its partner Compac Tomra have a heavy concentration in the Pacific Northwest, but they recently opened a new facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... more »

Ag labor firm AgHelp receives support to expand services

Agtech company AgHelp ( has been accepted into the 2019 Techstars Impact Accelerator Program. According to a news release, AgHelp has built a marketplace for agricultural employers, workers, and support services to connect on any... more »

DOL, Guatemala sign pact to improve H-2A nonimmigrant visa program

The U.S. Department of Labor on July 30 signed a bi-lateral cooperative agreement with Guatemala to facilitate increased transparency, accountability, and worker safety in the H-2A nonimmigrant visa program for temporary agricultural workers from Guatemala.... more »

Ag employers’ group offers webinar for surviving investigations, audits

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will hold an educational webinar called “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations or OFLC Desk Audits.” The webinar will be held 3 p.m. EST (noon PST) Tuesday,... more »

Walmart supports responsible labor at Mexican produce farms

The Walmart Foundation recently gave the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI)  a $1.2 million grant to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico, according to a press release. EFI is... more »

Update: Industry reacts to DOL proposed rule to streamline H-2A program

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 15 proposed a rule to "modernize and improve" the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. According to the proposal, the reforms would: Streamline the H-2A application process by... more »

Webinar on H-2A shared by National Council of Ag Employers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) inaugural educational webinar “H-2A 101” was "a terrific success. In fact, it was so popular that the training sold out." The webinar was hosted by Tom Bortnyk, vice... more »

United Fresh publishes 2019 Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the fifth edition of its Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report, an expansive research resource that assists produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks. The report includes... more »

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