USDA terminates agreement for Farm Labor Survey that determines H-2A wages

Agriculture farmworker advocacy group Farmworker Justice issued a press release protesting the Sept. 30 acton by President Donald Trump's administration canceling USDA's Farm Labor Survey of agricultural employers that is used by the Department of... more »

Housing for Harvest program expands to two more counties to help ag workers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Oct. 1 that the counties of Sacramento and San Luis Obispo are the latest to participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov.... more »

Ag groups call for more resources to protect employees, communities from COVID-19

Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, on Sept. 24 sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional... more »

Farm worker housing simulator shows how to help reduce COVID-19 spread

Partnering with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC), the Vessel Dynamics Laboratory at George Mason University created an online app that shows how various practices aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19... more »

Farm groups seek more rural resources to respond to COVID-19

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

Housing for the Harvest program extended to more California counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of  Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July to... more »

Guidance for Michigan farmers on pandemic preparedness plans, CHAMP tool

With the convergence of major weather events, natural disasters, depressed economic conditions, catastrophic infrastructure failures, and a pandemic that has affected nearly every country in the world, 2020 has been a spectacularly unfortunate year for... more »

Stemilt hits milestone with first Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed... more »

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