Labor

AgHelp makes final four in Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced Michigan-based AgHelp Corp. of Belding, Michigan has been chosen as one of the final four teams in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AgHelp Corp, led... more »

NCAE pushes congressional action on ag wages

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congressional leadership to support legislative language addressing a serious concern among US farmers and ranchers over agency action that will result in significant and unsupportable... more »

Colorado plans Produce Labor Conference for Dec. 5

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is holding its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. Labor recruiting and retention affects all Colorado produce farms. Join CFVGA December... more »

AgHelp streamlines labor recruiting, job availability

Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce? And, how does that workforce find them? Feliciano Paredes envisioned a mobile platform designed to address the agricultural labor shortage with a holistic approach. With that... more »

AgHelp Corp semifinalist in ag’s ‘Shark Tank’

Michigan start-up AgHelp is a national semifinalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF), 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Sponsored in partnership with Farm Credit, the contest recognized AgHelp as one of 10 semi-finalist in the... more »

NASS report details latest ag labor hiring, pay rates

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a report details recent agriculture labor hiring and compensation rate. In October, hired workers were down 7... more »

Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices webinar offered

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices in July of 2018, and the associations are scheduled to host a webinar Dec. 4 to educate... more »

Ag labor employers back H-2A advertising rule change

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department of Labor regarding advertising of positions in relation to H-2A visa use. “This is great... more »


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