Booker pushes legislation that bans several pesticides

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, announced Nov. 23 the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2021 (PACTPA) that he said would "remove dangerous pesticides within our farm system." Specifically, according to a news... more »

NY governor announces $25M initiative to improve housing for farmworkers

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Nov. 17 a new $25 million package in grants and loans to improve housing conditions for farmworkers and to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce. The... more »

Enactment of final overtime rules in Colorado draws ag response

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association has expressed deep disappointment with the final overtime rules published Nov. 12 by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. “While we greatly appreciate the Colorado Department of... more »

Federal appeals court OKs H-2A laborer arbitration agreements

A West Coast federal appeals court opened the door Nov. 3 for H-2A employers to enforce arbitration agreements in employment disputes even outside the context of a collective bargaining agreement. The Ninth Circuit Court of... more »

Haiti among new countries eligible for the H-2A, H-2B visa programs

The Department of Homeland Security announced Nov. 9 that it was reinstating Haiti in the H-2A and H-2B guest worker visa programs for the coming year, which allows farmers, hotel workers and other laborers to... more »

Colorado Produce Labor Conference is Dec. 1 in Aurora

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will host its second Annual Produce Labor Conference on Dec. 1 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in east Aurora. This conference will be an opportunity for all... more »

California farm labor group sets annual Ag Labor Forum on Nov. 17-18

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 11th Annual Ag Labor Forum in a virtual format on Nov. 17-18. Farm labor contractors, supervisors, growers, agriculture human resources professionals, safety managers, and affiliated... more »

2021 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum Nov. 9-10

The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum will be in person in Tifton, Georgia, Nov. 9-10. Hear advice from industry experts to help you comply with labor regulations and get updates about OSHA and DOL in... more »

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