Labor

‘United’ is a simple word that requires fortitude

My son was six years old. It was his first attempt at public speaking, and he had to memorize lines for the parents’ evening in his first-grade classroom. Over, and over again, he practiced with... more »

Employment outlook is promising for new college graduates in agriculture

A new report, released Dec. 9 by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Purdue University, shows a strong job demand for new college graduates with degrees in agricultural programs. U.S. college graduates... more »

DOL, Mexican Consulate establish plan to protect, educate workers in Michigan, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Detroit have signed a two-year alliance to promote workplace safety and health training and educational opportunities for... more »

Emergency regulations on COVID-19 govern California employers, workplaces

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

United Farm Workers sue Department of Labor over wage freeze

The large agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among the lowest paid workers in the United States. According to a story... more »

Labor department debars Florida H-2A labor contractors for violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has debarred Flo-Ag LLC – a farm labor contracting company based in Labelle, Florida – and its principals Jose Flores and Juan Flores from applying... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

Online job hub for cider professionals goes live, fosters connections

“Cider Professionals Crafted Here” is the tagline of CiderPros.com, a newly launched cider industry specific job hub and marketplace. This summer, the American Cider Association (ACA), the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and Fermentability... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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