Labor

New guidelines for respirators under Worker Protection Standards

Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan... more »

Western Growers: Prepare for ICE audits, raids

President Trump recently issued a number of immigration related executive orders (EO), including the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the... 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... more »

Comment period open for labor practices Ethical Charter

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a draft Ethical Charter containing guiding pr... more »

Farm Bureau, NASDA seek delay of EPA rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture  (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmenta... more »

Worker Protection Standard compliance manual updated

EPA in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) Exit is making available a guide to help users of agricultural pesti... more »

Research points to effective ag safety mobile apps

Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center led development and testing of an evaluation framework to help judge the overall worth of a mobile ap... more »

Western Growers opens ag tech competition

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportuni... more »

$26 million awarded for farmworker housing

USDA has awarded $26 million to help provide housing for farmworkers in nine rental communities in four states. The funding will support 439 rental un... more »

June eSpudman Market Report: Impact of trade on U.S. potato industry

A slideshow presentation by John Toaspern, Potatoes USA chief marketing office, on the trade impact of potato imports and exports.... watch »


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