Labor

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 »

Colorado ag group asks senators to fix foreign worker program

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met last week with the staff of Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., to appeal for quick legislative action to fix the current... more »

Worker Protection Standards subject of Michigan meetings

Three new Worker Protection Standards (WPS) requirements go into effect Jan. 2, 2018. In an effort to keep growers apprised of the new regulations, the Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has developed a one-day educational program... more »

New York forum features look at farm labor practices

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Jan. 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing... more »

Economist: farm operators scramble to secure labor

The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture economist who spoke Nov. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the fourth annual Ag Employer Forum... more »

California State Supreme Court rules against Gerawan Farming

The California State Supreme Court has ruled against Gerawan Farming in a four-year long dispute with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Gerawan Farming, a tree fruit farmer based in Fresno County, has disputed with UFW... more »

Ag guestworker legislation author won’t run in 2018

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,  chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee – said he won’t run again after serving 25 years in Congress. U.S.... more »

House Judiciary Committee OKs guestworker, E-Verify bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers and ranchers. H.R. 4092, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act),... more »

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