Labor

Seeing eye to eye with inspectors

In establishing relationships with Department of Labor (DOL) investigators, there is a fine line between being cooperative and being walked on. That is the message shared by Ann Margaret Pointer, attorney with Fisher & Phillips... more »

Assert your farm’s rights in dealing with inspectors

Preparing for a visit from a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigator who arrives on a farm to conduct an audit is a tedious, yet absolutely essential process. Presentations made by attorneys Ann Margaret Pointer... more »

Sonoma vineyards recognize ‘exceptional’ workers

The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF), recently announced the names of four local vineyard workers who are the first winners of a new program to recognize excellence in the workplace. "We were overwhelmed by... more »

Seminar on farm safety at University of Florida

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be held on March 16.Linda McCauley,... more »

Ag Guestworker Act supported by Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the Agricultural Guestworker (AG) Act in the Securing America’s Future... more »

Western Growers formally oppose Goodlatte guest worker plan

The Western Growers Board of Directors recently voted to formally oppose House Resolution 4760, which would reform agricultural labor. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the resolution would create a new guest worker program, H-2C, for... more »

Guide outlines Agricultrual Worker Protection Standard

The 2015 revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is complex, so this guide from the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative is intended to break it up into bite-sized chunks and sorts information by user types to... more »

Economist: Farm operators scramble to secure labor

Editor's note: This is part of
 a series of stories examining agriculture labor issues in 2018. The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S's: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture... more »


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