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GLEXPO_Keynote

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

At this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, several sessions will focus on the agri-labor market.

National Children’s Center offers grants for child ag safety

Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support ... more »

Growers: Far too few workers

Conditions may be improving slightly for the fruit growing community, based on responses to a labor survey conducted by Fruit Growers News, but 40 per... more »

ALRB may count ballots in election involving UFW, Gerawan Farming

Workers at Gerawan Farming Co., who have been fighting for five years to oust the United Farm Workers, may get another shot to disconnect from the uni... more »

Cabinet members issue statement on H-2A visa modernization

U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secret... more »

Colorado fruit growers talk trade, labor with Perdue

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue met with members of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) May 15... more »

2017’s most common agribusiness insurance claims 

To help educate agribusiness professionals about costly trends in the industry, U.S. farm insurer Nationwide recently released its most common commerc... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements... more »

Rotten eggs, steak knives add to labor’s hidden housing costs

When an apple growers think of the many ways decay and mold can cost them money, most wouldn’t put a rotten egg high on that list, but that is t... more »

Seeing eye to eye with inspectors

In establishing relationships with Department of Labor (DOL) investigators, there is a fine line between being cooperative and being walked on. Tha... more »

Assert your farm’s rights in dealing with inspectors

Preparing for a visit from a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigator who arrives on a farm to conduct an audit is a tedious, yet absolutely essent... more »


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