Labor

National Farmers Union pleased with climate, immigration moves by Biden administration

In his first hours as president on Jan. 20, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of ... more »

Bipartisan House group urges USDA to provide PPE equipment for ag workers

The most recent round of USDA coronavirus aid did not include additional funds for agriculture worker safety, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act o... more »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... more »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... more »

Nominations sought for agriculture safety awards

Do you know a person or organization who is a leader in agricultural safety, either through training, collaboration, promotion, education or research?... more »

Agriculture labor group sues DOL over Adverse Effect Wage Rate freeze

The nation’s largest agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among... more »

Idaho grower-shipper cited for labor violations

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potat... more »

H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate to be frozen through 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Nov. 2 a final rule updating the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) ... more »

USDA praises labor department’s new H-2A wage rule

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new H2A Wage Rule, which delivers on President Trump’s promise ... more »

Agriculture worker coalition urges for more COVID protection

More than 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, sent a letter Sept. 24 to the White House ... more »


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