Labor

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements... READ MORE »

Seeing eye to eye with inspectors

In establishing relationships with Department of Labor (DOL) investigators, there is a fine line between being cooperative and being walked on. Tha... READ MORE »

Perdue Talks Cap to Guestworker Numbers

During a visit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue mentioned The Agricultural Guestworker Act of Congressman Bob Goo... READ 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... READ 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 th... READ MORE »

H-2A struggles to keep up with grower demand

H-2A, the country’s agricultural guest-worker program, continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of H-2A wor... READ MORE »

States find ways to deal with labor shortages

It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimat... READ MORE »

Effective management is key during labor uncertainty

University of California Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California farmers facing agriculture labor challe... READ MORE »

Legislators introduce Family Farm Relief Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H... READ MORE »

Court stops Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations

A Texas federal court granted a nationwide emergency injunction prohibiting the implementation of the final Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that ... READ MORE »


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