Labor

BREAKING NEWS: PMA, United Fresh focus on responsible labor use

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a framework for responsible labor practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains. The boards of... more »

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 amended a section of the Housing Act of 1949 to extend... more »

California labor contractor penalized $646K for late pay

A labor contractor in California’s Coachella Valley region faces more than $646,000 penalties for sending paychecks late for allegedly failing to give 1,374 seasonal farmworkers their final pay on time. The labor contractor, Vista Santa... more »

Understand your farm labor costs using labor logs

When you work for yourself, you may not prioritize documenting your time. There are tasks to be done and you complete them, however, when you are engaged in farming or food production, there are always... more »

Western Growers, Radicle Growth award ag technology funds

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance their automation technology. “The labor shortage in... more »

National Children’s Center offers grants for child ag safety

Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural... more »

Growers: Far too few workers

Conditions may be improving slightly for the fruit growing community, based on responses to a labor survey conducted by Fruit Growers News, but 40 percent of respondents still experienced severe worker shortages in 2017. Most... more »

ALRB may count ballots in election involving UFW, Gerawan Farming

Workers at Gerawan Farming Co., who have been fighting for five years to oust the United Farm Workers, may get another shot to disconnect from the union, thanks to a ruling May 30 by the... more »


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