Labor

Data shows surge in demand for H-2A temporary 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 d... more »

Full vaccination requirements extended for H-2A workers

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 21 that it is extending requirements that non-citizens are fully vaccinated upon entering the U.S.... more »

National child agricultural safety center celebrates 25th anniversary

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is celebrating 25 years of preventing injuries associated with the agric... more »

Column: Ag groups must continue to push for labor reform

By Michael Marsh, guest columnist The cold wind that is freezing Washington, D.C., as I write this article is not dissimilar to the chilly environm... more »

Farm labor reform stays atop National Potato Council’s list of concerns

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Legislative Affairs Comm... more »

NPC: Setting policy agenda for potato growers for 2022

During this year’s Washington Summit (Feb. 18-March 2), potato growers from across the country joined the National Potato Council (NPC) in D.C. duri... more »

DOL finds Idaho potato farm in violation of H-2A obligations

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigators have determined that an Idaho potato farm violated its obligations to guest workers. According to a ne... more »

Washington Summit to examine guest worker AEWR

The continued labor crisis being experienced requires action by Congress to provide stability and certainty to agriculture. This includes a viable... more »

FDA issues guidance for food producers disrupted by supply chain issues

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement to the agriculture and food industry on Jan. 27: The FDA has been worki... more »

NPC: Driver vaccine mandate to add to supply chain woes

On Jan. 21, the U.S. agriculture industry was notified of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to prevent the entry of non-U.S. citizen es... more »


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