Labor

Registration opens for NCAE’s Ag Employer Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers has opened  registration for its fifth Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 28-30, at the beautiful Tropicana Hotel. The forum has become a... more »

Colorado group solicits agricultural labor innovation proposals

Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to present at its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora,... more »

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

It isn’t news to growers that the agri-labor market is a challenge. The shortage in able-bodied workers and difficulty filling H-2A visas, plus the added financial burdens included in requirements for utilizing H-2A workers, makes... more »

Farm Bureau: Action on ag labor bill possible this fall

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AFBF released the following statement on Aug. 28: "When House lawmakers return to... more »

ICE issues news release regarding labor arrests

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the following news release regarding criminal arrests Aug. 8. "During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)... more »

Worker Protection Standard respirator rules updated

Starting in January, growers needed to be compliant with three additional requirements for the updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The new requirements have generated a substantial number of questions from all types of agricultural businesses.... more »

NY governor signs Working Farm Protection Act into law

The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five New York chapters, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, and land trusts from around the state, have credited Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing the Working... more »

Bill introduced in House to address H-2A reforms

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) on July 18 introduced the bipartisan AG and... more »


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