Labor

Georgia association offers webcast on employment law, COVID

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is making a webcast on employment law and COVID-19 available to the industry. The webcast was originally broadcast on Sept. 20 and features attorneys Marty Heller and Josh... more »

Fresh produce, floral labor incomes near pre-COVID levels

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf... more »

Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

Sometimes when my son was a little boy, he had trouble falling asleep. You would think that after a long day of riding a bicycle, practicing T-ball, doing chores (such as they were), playing with... more »

USDA seeks input on H-2A labor program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improve labor protections for farmworkers. USDA’s Farm... more »

California farm labor group sponsors forum

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Labor Forum, with more than 30 educational classes. The event is Nov. 10-11 at the Visalia Marriott and Convention Center in Visalia,... more »

Ag Labor Forum, Advocacy Boot Camp registration starts

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. Each year, NCAE’s event... more »

Seminar helps keep cool with OSHA ag labor heat rules

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will present another installment of its educational web seminars in mid-September. “Turning Down the Heat: Preparing Employers for Proposed OSHA Heat Regulation,” will start at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30... more »

AgriSafe, other agriculture groups, promote ‘Protecting America’s Future’

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day, and in... more »

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