Labor

‘California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package’ introduced

With California farms facing labor shortages, grocers experiencing empty shelves because of logistical bottlenecks, and many of the state's up to one million farmworkers lacking access to health care, Assembly member Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, on... more »

EFI offers resources for farmworker protection, supply continuity

In these times of uncertainty as the world responds to the coronavirus, Equitable Food Initiative has curated a library of best-in-class resources and practices that provides for employee communication during the current pandemic. EFI is... more »

DOL expands temporary guidance for respirator fit-testing during COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has expanded temporary guidance provided in a March 14, 2020, memorandum regarding supply shortages of N95s or other filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This... more »

FARM Corps pairs Arkansas ag producers and unemployed Guard, reservists

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford on April 6 launched Farm Corps in partnership with Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Arkansas National Guard, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. The... more »

COVID-19: Advisory for Michigan agricultural worker protection issued

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, agricultural employers need to continue protecting the health of workers and the broader community. Whitmer's “Stay... more »

Need for documentation clarified for essential ag in Pennsylvania

Reports have been circulating online – originating primarily in surrounding states, suggestive of potential conflicts between law enforcement officers and farm workers during these times of restricted travel. Thus far, situations like this have not... more »

Paycheck Protection Program available to agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration have released an interim final rule on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Agricultural producers are eligible to participate in the program and should reach out to... more »

Some tips on continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »


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