New California laws affect ag

A handful of new California laws are expected to affect the Golden State's farm operations and agricultural production in the state. The new policies, , which went into effect New Year’s Day, relate to a... more »

For 2022, EFI sees expanding operations

The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) experienced a year of growth in 2022 through new partnerships and tools to transform the produce industry and improve the lives of farmworkers. In a news release, EFI, the workforce... more »

Best farm employers sought by ag labor group

Wanting to recognize agricultural employers who go above and beyond their duties with their farm workers, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is throwing down the gauntlet to uncover the best of the best.... more »

EFI’s Christmas farmworker gratitude

During the 2022 Christmas and New Year's holidays, the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is reminding supporters and other grower-shippers to thank their farmworkers. Equitable Food Initiative is reminding supporters and other... more »

Costs exceed returns for Michigan tart cherry growers

The costs of growing tart cherries in Michigan exceeds market returns, new research shows. Michigan tart cherry growers must spend 44 cents a pound to produce the fruit, according to the report from Michigan State... more »

EFI elects new board member

The Equitable Foods Initiative’s board of directors has named Pete Donlon as a new board member. Donlon, vice president of Misionero, will fill the seat recently vacated by Vic Smith of JV Smith Companies. “Pete... more »

Congress sidesteps ag labor, immigration reform again

Legislation to address agricultural immigration reform is dead this Congressional session, with legislators approving an omnibus appropriations bill that doesn’t address any of the H-2A wage reform, labor availability and other workforce issues sought by... more »

IFPA Town Hall looks ahead to 2023 issues

As the end the year nears, the final International Fresh Produce Association Town Hall of 2022 will review hot topics from the year and what's coming up in 2023. The IFPA Virtual Town Hall is... more »

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