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 »

Agenda set for NCAE Ag Labor Forum in December

The National Council of Agricultural Employers announced Oct. 27 its agenda for the Annual Ag Labor Forum which will be held Dec. 1-3, at the M Resort just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Council... more »

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