Monterey County, ag groups back advisory for agricultural worker protection during COVID-19

On March 20, the Monterey County (Calfornia) Agriculture Commissioner’s Office and Supervisors Luis Alejo and Chris Lopez along with Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, Coastal... more »

USDA, DOL share information to assist H-2A employers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced March 19 a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Labor to help facilitate the identification of foreign and domestic workers that may... more »

Ag Workforce Coalition calls for action to keep H-2A, other visas in process

The steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) on March 18 called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to recognize all H-2A as well as any other non-immigrant visa petition involving an agricultural worker... more »

NCAE Column: Farm Workforce Modernization Act holds potential

Not every member of the U.S. House of Representatives has agricultural production in their district. The same cannot be said for the U.S. Senate. U.S. senators represent all the congressional districts in their states. And,... more »

Status of US Consular operations in Mexico in light of COVID-19

The following information was posted March 16 regarding the operation of U.S. consulates in regard to Mexico. "The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our... more »

Michigan Migrant Labor Housing Program issues coronavirus guidelines

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Migrant Labor Housing Program is designed to ensure the safety of housing occupied by five or more migrant agriculture workers. With the growing concern over the coronavirus... more »

Considerations for fruit, vegetable growers related to coronavirus

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a common concern and many are wondering what they can and should do. The information here is intended to help guide the fruit and vegetable farming community. If you have... more »

Cornell program shares novel coronavirus prevention and control for farms

The U.S. is confronting an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes serious respiratory disease and may be deadly for older people and those with weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization is now calling the outbreak... more »

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