farmworkers

Immigration, farmworker groups sue Florida over SB 1718

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

EFI honored for videos highlighting farmworker stories

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Telly Awards for a series of videos... more »

EFI recognizes 2023 National Safety Month

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is bringing attention to worker safety by recognizing June as National Safety Month. EFI is encouraging fresh produce grower-shippers to prioritize worker engagement to drive workplace safety and improve the bottom... more »

Farmworker health videos offered by UGA Extension

University of Georgia Extension is releasing a series of videos to promote farmworkers’ health and wellbeing. The video series is in Spanish and English. UGA is part of a national effort to improve farmworker health.... more »

Florida’s new immigration law ignites panic in ag community

A new immigration law recently signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is reported to be creating panic in the state's agricultural operations. The new law is expected to produce a wide-ranging impact on a variety... more »

DOL webinar focuses on H-2A wage changes

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification has scheduled a webinar on April 4 to educate stakeholders on new wage rules for the H-2A program. The DOL recently approved new Adverse Effect Wage... more »

Georgia Senate recognizes farmworkers

Georgia senators passed a resolution to recognize March 25-31 as Farmworker Awareness Week. Sen. Sam Watson, co-owner of Chill C Farms, Moultrie, spoke about the importance of the 35,000 farmworkers who worked in Georgia fields... more »

USDA session tackles H-2A, labor shortages

To combat increasing labor shortages, growers are adapting labor-saving technology and modifying their cultivation practices, including lessening and delaying pruning and weeding. The gravity of the crisis was highlighted in a session at the Feb.... more »

H-2A changes to be addressed in Penn State webinar

To prepare growers for significant program regulation changes coming in 2023 for users of H-2A labor, Penn State Extension is planning a webinar. Through a Dec. 13 Zoom webinar, Penn State labor authorities plan to... 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 »

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