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EFI celebrates National Farmworker Awareness Week

National Farmworker Awareness Week honors farmworkers that make having access to fresh, high-quality food every day of the year possible for Americans. The week runs March 25-31. The week is a call to action for... more »

U.S. Sen. Ossoff presses USDA for H-2A wage info

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

EFI offers online training for growers, packers 

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is launching new online training products. The training is designed to share core social responsibility concepts that build... more »

USApple discusses exports with ag secretary 

The U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors recently met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and members of his leadership team at the USDA to discuss exports and other issues.  Discussion of market access, agriculture... more »

Tell us: Did you have enough labor this past year?

Fruit Growers News is seeking input from growers on how the labor situation is affecting their operations. Through an international online survey conducted by Great American Media Services, the parent brand for Fruit Growers News,... more »

Ag labor report calls for sweeping H-2A reforms

The House Agricultural Labor Working Group is calling for a number of changes to the H-2A temporary visa program long-supported by specialty crop growers, including wage reform, staggered entry for employees and streamlining the filing... more »

Ag Labor Review: Supreme Court could provide regulation relief

The first skiff of snow in the Washington, D.C., area this year fell in mid-January. In fact, now that I think of it, it may have been the first snow that had survived overnight until... more »

PickTrace, Intermex partner for cross-border exchanges

Intermex, an omnichannel money transfer service provider, and labor management platform PickTrace have formed a partnership. This collaboration not only strengthens Intermex's omnichannel approach but also enhance PickTrace's value proposition for clients and their employees,... more »

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