Labor

FIRA USA demos, exhibits give growers close-up views of new tech

Allowing growers to watch the latest AgTech products operate in the field was a big part of FIRA USA. Through demonstrations and static displays at the Sept. 19-21 event in Salinas, California, technology providers focusing... more »

USDA webinar focuses on new ag labor grant program

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia is offering a webinar on the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot (FLSP) program. The webinar will be 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, Dec. 5. To request a... more »

GFVGA seeks nominations for ag labor award

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is seeking nominations for the Dan Bremer Service Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided extraordinary service to the fruit and vegetable industry by... more »

Higher AEWR rates coming

Growers are bracing to pay more – around 7% – for their crews in the coming year. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the H-2A program is expected to rise, based on the results... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

EFI fills staff marketing, ethical monitoring positions

Equitable Food Initiative is welcoming two new employees who fill positions involving ethical program implementation and marketing. Gabriela Lopez-Barry is the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) project manager while Alexandra Martinez joins as marketing and... more »

Inteligistics receives patent for temperature-predicting system

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

Administration undermines H-2A with union focus

A key principle of laws protecting workplace rights of employees is that they should have a free and unfettered choice of whether they want union representation or not. California Farm Bureau has long supported this... more »

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