Labor

EFI adds staff to increase offerings

Equitable Food Initiative’s (EFI) addition of staffers filling marketing and data positions should strengthen the organization’s work to improve farmworkers’ lives, according to a news release. Madelyn Edlin is marketing and sales manager and Toni... more »

One phone call away: COVID-19 booster clinics for workers

More than 2.5 years after COVID-19 first started disrupting farming activities, outbreaks are still a risk for growers and their workers. Despite completing the initial vaccination series, some people can still get sick from COVID-19. ... more »

Florida Specialty Crop Foundation presents ag labor forum

The Florida Specialty Crop Foundation is preparing for its annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, where growers, shippers, farm labor contractors and others learn about ag labor law compliance and labor relations practices. The forum is... more »

AgTech award for labor management system goes to PickTrace

PickTrace, the only all-in-one labor management suite for agriculture with paperless hiring, time and productivity tracking and employee payments, has been selected as the “Labor Management Solution of the Year” in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough... more »

Western Growers’ video urges passage of ag labor bill

Western Growers has issued another plea for the U.S. Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, with a video that ties easing of the labor shortage to lower food prices. “The current broken immigration... more »

Investors fund autonomous tractor company Sabanto

Sabanto Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $17M Series A funding round led by ag-tech venture firm Fulcrum Global Capital. DCVC Bio, Hico Capital, Yara Growth Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, Johnsonville Ventures and Trimble Ventures also participated... more »

Consumer attitudes on fresh produce revealed in EFI survey

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) conducted the “Consumer Attitudes Toward Fresh Produce and “Socially Responsible Purchasing” study and created an actionable guide for attracting socially conscious consumers. The study by EFI, the workforce development and certification... more »

Tech companies prepare for annual AgSharks competion

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition. At the event, startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to... more »

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