Labor

Produce leaders, senators meet with Vilsack to discuss ag labor reform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a roundtable discussion June 16 to discuss moving forward on agriculture labor reform. The meeting includ... more »

Nearly 300 ag groups press Senate for labor reform action

288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of U.S. farmers urged immediate Senate action to develop and pass l... more »

Proposed Colorado labor law would further hurt farms, CFVGA says

According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13%, while farm production expenses have increased 26... more »

Washington ag groups asking governor to repeal COVID rules

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups are appealing to Gov. Jay Inslee to repeal recently renewed COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers... more »

Farm labor bill passes in House, attention turns to Senate

The National Potato Council (NPC), which represents America’s $4.5 billion potato industry, welcomed the March 18 bipartisan 247-174 vote in the U.S... more »

Agriculture production costs on the rise

Costs for agricultural inputs and crop protection agents are on the rise, reports North American Potato Market News (NAPMN). In the March 17 editio... more »

Reps renew push for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed the March 4 reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif... more »

Colorado ag workers to be included in next round of COVID vaccine distribution

On Feb. 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Brigadier General Scott Sherman and Scott Bookman, Incident Commander with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health ... more »

H-2A wage rate set by USDA for 2021

With the release of USDA’s Farm Labor Survey on Feb. 11, farmers that utilize the H-2A program finally know the minimum wage they must pay their H-2... more »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... more »


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