Ag Guestworker Act supported by Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the Agricultural Guestworker (AG) Act in the Securing America’s Future... more »

Western Growers formally oppose Goodlatte guest worker plan

The Western Growers Board of Directors recently voted to formally oppose House Resolution 4760, which would reform agricultural labor. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the resolution would create a new guest worker program, H-2C, for... more »

Guide outlines Agricultrual Worker Protection Standard

The 2015 revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is complex, so this guide from the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative is intended to break it up into bite-sized chunks and sorts information by user types to... more »

Economist: Farm operators scramble to secure labor

Editor's note: This is part of
 a series of stories examining agriculture labor issues in 2018. The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S's: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture... more »

‭Perdue addresses legislative options for ag labor reform

However discouraged growers feel about ag labor policy, the country’s top agriculture official is upbeat about the future. During a Feb. 1 visit to Michigan, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed legislative work that’s shaping... more »

Inmates learn about specialty crops on farm

Georgia’s burgeoning fruit crop is not the only thing budding at the Mitchell County Correctional Institute in Camilla, Georgia. Among the inmates learning to care for a 100-tree grove there is a new sense of... more »

Collective bargaining suit nixed by New York judge

New York Farm Bureau is claiming victory in case that sought to create collective bargaining rights for farmworkers. The New York Farm Bureau statement read as follows: “New York Farm Bureau learned today that Judge... more »

More revisions set for Ag Worker Protection Standard

EPA's Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The WPS offers occupational protections to over 2 million agricultural workers (people... more »

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