NCAE to host farmworker tax issues webinar

The National Council of Agricultural Employers will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 14. The webinar will be led... more »

USDA invests up to $65M to improve H-2A, domestic labor

President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong... more »

Building a better understanding of farm life

It can come down to our frame of reference. I have a good friend in California who grew up on a dairy farm. His father and grandfather were born in the Azores Islands and, as... more »

New data shows surge in demand for H-2A ag workers

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL data for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2022 indicate that program applications... more »

Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

After what has seemed to be a long and mostly dreary winter, the weather this week in Washington, D.C., has shaken off those wintry doldrums, washing the city and its environs in glorious sunshine and... more »

Oregon OSHA adopts rules protecting against high heat, wildfire smoke

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division announced on May 11 the adoption of rules to protect workers from the hazards of high heat and wildfire smoke. The rules encompass initial protective measures for workers... more »

National child agricultural safety center turns 25

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is celebrating 25 years of preventing injuries associated with the agricultural worksite, one of the nation’s most hazardous worksites and the only one where... more »

Washington holds key to progress on ag labor reform

Custom harvesters, apple and other fruit growers, vegetable growers, dairy farmers, agents, associations and farm labor contractors were treated to a jam-packed agenda at the National Council of Agricultural Employers' (NCAE) 58th Annual Meeting that... more »

Florida farmworker health fair scheduled

On March 26, a statewide initiative takes its critical next steps to provide farmworkers in central Florida free access to much-needed health care. The health fair will be held at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center... more »

Farm labor contractor to pay $249K in back wages, penalties

A federal judge approved a settlement with a Frostproof farm labor contractor – Jose M. Gracia Harvesting Inc. – who the U.S. Department of Labor found shortchanged workers and failed to provide them with safe... more »

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