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Western Growers refutes characterization of California labor law

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation designed to expand union rights for farm workers, AB 2183, he referred to the “heroic activism of farmworkers, championed by Americans” including Cesar Chavez. Western Growers President and... more »

IFPA recognizes DNO Produce with advocacy award

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named DNO Produce, Columbus, Ohio, as the 2022 Industry Advocate of the Year Award recipient. IFPA announced the award at The Washington Conference's Sept. 28 breakfast general session.... more »

Georgia association offers webcast on employment law, COVID

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is making a webcast on employment law and COVID-19 available to the industry. The webcast was originally broadcast on Sept. 20 and features attorneys Marty Heller and Josh... more »

Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

Sometimes when my son was a little boy, he had trouble falling asleep. You would think that after a long day of riding a bicycle, practicing T-ball, doing chores (such as they were), playing with... more »

USDA seeks input on H-2A labor program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improve labor protections for farmworkers. USDA’s Farm... more »

California farm labor group sponsors forum

The California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Labor Forum, with more than 30 educational classes. The event is Nov. 10-11 at the Visalia Marriott and Convention Center in Visalia,... more »

Syngenta, Bioceres Crop Solutions collaborate on seed treatments

Customers seeking cutting-edge biological seed treatment solutions will benefit from a global commercial and research and development collaboration between Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business and Bioceres Crop Solutions, a leader in biological crop productivity solutions,... more »

Ag Labor Forum, Advocacy Boot Camp registration starts

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. Each year, NCAE’s event... more »

Seminar helps keep cool with OSHA ag labor heat rules

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will present another installment of its educational web seminars in mid-September. “Turning Down the Heat: Preparing Employers for Proposed OSHA Heat Regulation,” will start at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30... more »

AgriSafe, other agriculture groups, promote ‘Protecting America’s Future’

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day, and in... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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