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Unsung heroes of agriculture honored

A farmworkers organization has recognized farmworkers who do honorable things in their work. Maria de Sagrario Iglesias of FirstFruits Farms has been named the winner of the first Grow the Good Farmworker of the Year... more »

National Council of Agricultural Employers supports DOL H-2A lawsuit

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is voicing its support for a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new H-2A regulations. The Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) announced its representation of a coalition of... more »

Georgia growers group join DOL H-2A lawsuit

Georgia growers are entering into a lawsuit against the Department of Labor to persuade the agency to change proposed H-2A rules. The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) added itself to a coalition of... more »

UC study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

A new study can help growers and others estimate costs and potential returns for California’s Central Coast organic strawberries. The study was recently released by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the... more »

Farmworker education opportunities listening session scheduled

An ag employers group wants to brainstorm the industry for ideas on how to help farmworkers receive educations. The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is planning to host a special listening session to explore... more »

Farmworker protection rule detangled in NCAE webinar

In a recent webinar, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

Farmworker protection rule detangled in NCAE webinar

National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) recently hosted a webinar that presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

IFPA offers sneak peek at Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20, Jim Bair, USApple president and CEO,... more »

Ag labor report calls for sweeping H-2A reforms

The House Agricultural Labor Working Group is calling for a number of changes to the H-2A temporary visa program long-supported by specialty crop growers, including wage reform, staggered entry for employees and streamlining the filing... more »

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