Labor

Ag businesses in Colorado can hire interns with state’s funding help

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP) which will provide funding to agricultural businesses to hire interns for the 2021 growing season.  The AWDP provides... more »

5 things Florida employers must know about vote to increase minimum wage

Florida voters just approved Nov. 3 a constitutional amendment that will gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026. What does this mean for employers? Here are the top five things you... more »

Ag Labor Forum to present timely industry updates

I am sure you have heard the old saying that “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Looking back at the 2020 season, most farmers and ranchers would probably say, “How could I have... more »

Is your N95 respirator fact or fiction?

Whether you are looking for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for yourself or your employees, N95 respirators have been difficult to find over the past several months. The goal is to keep you and your pesticide... more »

University of Florida sets online resources for non-English speaking ag workers

The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farmworker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an... more »

DOL announces frozen wage rates for most ag jobs until 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Nov. 2 a final rule updating the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) in the H-2A agricultural visa program. The new rule aims to... more »

Breaking: Department of Labor releases update of H-2A wage rule

The Department of Labor released an update Nov. 2 of its new H-2A Wage Rule, which it said promises to stabilize farm labor costs and reform the H-2A wage rate. “Over the past several years... more »

Oregon governor extends COVID-19 housing protections for ag workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 23 extended COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers in employer-provided housing through the off season. Executive Order 20-58 addresses requirements related to physical distancing, sanitation and isolation in order to... more »


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