Labor

USDA invests up to $65M to improve H-2A, domestic labor

President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong... more »

EFI supports Biden administration’s Guidance on Fair Recruitment Principles

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, supports the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris administration Collaborative Migration Management Strategy.... more »

EFI supports administration’s ethical recruitment efforts

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces its support for the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Collaborative... more »

Building a better understanding of farm life

It can come down to our frame of reference. I have a good friend in California who grew up on a dairy farm. His father and grandfather were born in the Azores Islands and, as... more »

New data shows surge in demand for H-2A ag workers

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL data for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2022 indicate that program applications... more »

Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

After what has seemed to be a long and mostly dreary winter, the weather this week in Washington, D.C., has shaken off those wintry doldrums, washing the city and its environs in glorious sunshine and... more »

Oregon OSHA adopts rules protecting against high heat, wildfire smoke

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division announced on May 11 the adoption of rules to protect workers from the hazards of high heat and wildfire smoke. The rules encompass initial protective measures for workers... more »

Farmworker Awareness Week drives increasing attention

Farmworker Awareness Week was successful for Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups. The second year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week generated more than... more »

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