Labor

NASS report details latest ag labor hiring, pay rates

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a report details recent agriculture labor hiring and compensation rate. In October, hired workers were down 7... more »

Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices webinar offered

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices in July of 2018, and the associations are scheduled to host a webinar Dec. 4 to educate... more »

Ag labor employers back H-2A advertising rule change

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department of Labor regarding advertising of positions in relation to H-2A visa use. “This is great... more »

H-2A revisions outlined by DOL in 60-day notice

The Department of Labor published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. The Federal Register comment period for... more »

Ontario government proceeds with amendments to Bill 148

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to repeal chunks of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act amid pushback from business owners who argued many of the changes were too costly, forcing them to raise... more »

BREAKING NEWS: H-2A use for ag continues to soar, DOL stats show

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL has just released the statistics for fiscal year 2018. Ten... more »

United Fresh Executive Development Program registration open

Registration is now open for the United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industry Management Program. Taking place March 24-29, 2019 at the Cornell University’s Statler Hotel &... more »

Registration open for CFVGA Produce Labor Conference

Registration is now open for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) first-ever Produce Labor Conference, to be held Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. The conference agenda is designed to... more »


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