Labor

Farm Labor Review: DOL’s end run

One might think, if even just for a moment, that when the U.S. Supreme Court speaks specifically to an issue, government agencies would respect the Supreme Court’s opinion. Sadly, and to the detriment of agricultural... more »

EFI touts impactful year

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is celebrating a year of progress in 2023 toward its mission to offer a full suite of supply chain assurance programs to the fresh produce industry. EFI, the capacity-building and certification... more »

Lipman honors retiring workers

Lipman Family Farms, a grower and shipper of conventional and organic watermelons and vegetables, celebrates the careers of four longtime employees. With a combined 150 years of service to the company, the four tenures are... more »

NCAE seeks nominations for farmworker, housing awards

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is searching for members who represent the “best of the best in the agriculture community.” At its annual meeting in February, the group is again presenting the Doing... more »

Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine seeks relief for growers

In an answer to spiraling grower expenses, the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine is seeking a year hiatus from the 1.5 cents per pound tax the state levies on the wild berries. The commission met... more »

Farmworker health group presents grower podcast

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) has recorded a podcast with growers about making sure workers have proper health care access, and how it benefits employee and employer. The NCFW podcast features a discussion... more »

Ethical Charter Implementation Program launches

Fresh produce industry stakeholders came together to launch the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP Equitable Food Initiative in early November. The program aims to recognize and strengthen engagement around labor practices in the fresh produce... more »

NCAE asks DOL to change system for H-2A wages

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is petitioning Acting Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su to amend the regulatory methodology for determining adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) for H-2A workers. Michael Marsh, president and... more »

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