Labor department finds Florida beekeeping farms violated H-2A rules

Three Florida beekeeping farms felt the sting of civil money penalties for failing to comply with federal laws regarding pay practices and the employment of migrant and seasonal workers. In separate investigations, the U.S. Department... more »

California Farm Bureau, Immigration Forum partner on citizenship effort

The California Farm Bureau and the National Immigration Forum announced a partnership Dec. 6 to support California farmers and ranchers wanting to help their agricultural employees become U.S. citizens. Under the program, the Farm Bureau... more »

Farm Bureau: H-2A participation and potential 2022 H-2A wages

The end of the calendar year always brings a host of new information about the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, and this year is no different. In the last two weeks we have learned total... more »

Comment period extended for rulemaking to protect workers from heat hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work... more »

Funded interns for Colorado growing season available for businesses

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting business applications for the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP), which provides funding to agricultural businesses to hire interns for the 2022 growing season. “Supporting the next generation... more »

NCAE column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

When I was seven years old, my best friend moved to town. His father was the minister of the local church that stood in gleaming white reflecting the bright Wyoming sunlight just a block off... more »

October hired ag workers up 2%; wages rise 5% from 2020

There were 772,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on the Nation's farms and ranches during the week of October 10-16, 2021, up 2% from the October 2020 reference week, according to data released Nov.... more »

AgriSafe’s COVID-19 toolkit aims to increase vaccine confidence

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America, and during the COVID- 19 pandemic this industry has been essential in providing food and fiber to the country, despite increased risk of... more »

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