Labor

First labor contractors get Clearview certification for recruitment practices

Stronger Together US has announced Oregon-based AgriLabor and California-based AgSocio are the first farm labor contractors (FLCs) to achieve Clearview certification in the United States. Clearview is a global certification program that recognizes  farm labor... more »

USDA report shows sharp growth in seasonal agricultural H-2A labor

The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker program allows U.S. agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. The program rapidly expanded over the last decade, with certified H-2A positions increasing by more... more »

California ag groups praise Gov. Newsom’s veto of AB 616

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson on  Sept. 22 applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for vetoing Assembly Bill 616. The legislation would have allowed yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing instead of a secret ballot election.... more »

California budget boosts wildfire funding; labor bills pass

As another wildfire season rages in California, state lawmakers are seeking to ramp up mitigation efforts and help people working outside protect themselves from smoke. Among bills passed before the Legislature adjourned is Assembly Bill... more »

H-2A workers win $3M settlement against Stemilt Ag Services

A federal judge has approved a $3 million settlement between Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Ag Services and more than 1,100 H-2A workers. “They were routinely threatened that if they received three written warnings, they would be... more »

Texting service helps Michigan growers teach workers about produce safety

Building a food safety culture requires repeated reminders about farm policies and procedures. When a grower or supervisor has to manage many farm workers that are working in different areas at the farm or facility,... more »

AgrAbility helps people with disabilities find success in agriculture

The National AgrAbility Project, modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities. Through educational programs that advance... more »

GFVGA hosts the 2021 Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is bringing the annual Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum back to the University of Georgia Tifton Conference Center on Nov. 9-10. This event is being held in partnership... more »

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