Labor

US District Court rules against farmers in H-2A wage lawsuit

On March 18, U. S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly issued a memorandum of opinion in a case brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employ... more »

Patent filed for algorithm that can calculate Electronic Logging Device (ELD) exemption

GeoSpace Labs announced March 12 that it is has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for ... more »

Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjo... more »

Small farmers still face great deal of physical effort

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor-saving machines and equipment. However, many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of p... more »

Department of Labor realizing H-2A print requirements not effective

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A... more »

FSMA Produce Safety Rule requires farm worker training once per year

When produce growers think about implementing food safety on the farm, the first thing that usually pops into their mind is records. Very few records,... more »

Ag group seeks labor wage relief for growers

In a Nov. 28 letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the National Cou... more »

H-2A guestworker program triples in last decade

The Department of Labor has released its latest statistics for the H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program. They confirm that in the last ten years, the... more »

H-2A revisions outlined by DOL in 60-day notice

The Department of Labor plans to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the H-2A temporary agricultural visa p... more »

Action on ag labor measures possible this fall, AFBF says

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is holding out hope an agriculture labor package can move through Congress in the coming weeks. AF... more »


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