Labor

Column: Growers stand up for growers at Potato D.C. Fly-In

Every February, potato growers trade in their Carhartts and work boots for business suits and dress shoes to walk the marbled floors of Capitol Hill. ... more »

Agriculture leaders implore Senate to take action on Adverse Effect Wage Rate

With the new increased Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) going into effect Jan. 2, 2020, the National Potato Council (NPC), as part of the Agriculture ... more »

House passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act, move applauded by NPC

The National Potato Council welcomed U.S. House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) Dec. 11. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Zoe ... more »

Britt Raybould, Idaho state rep and NPC member, urges passage of farm labor act

Britt Raybould, of potato producer Raybould Brothers Farm and a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, is urging passage Farm Workforce Moderni... more »

USMCA and ag labor bill updates, plus potato council adds familiar face

The bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 4916) was approved Nov. 20 by the House Judiciary Committee. "Clearing the House Judiciary Comm... more »

Lawmakers unveil Farm Workforce Modernization Act, draw praise from produce groups

U.S. House lawmakers on Oct. 30 unveiled a bipartisan agriculture labor package that would offer a path to legalization for farmworkers and expand th... more »

Equitable Food Initiative creates responsible produce labor scorecard

Equitable Food Initiative has released a free resource to the fresh produce industry to help grower-shippers identify and reduce risk in their foreign... more »

Column: Immigration reform off to imperfect start, but there is time to fix it

With the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the House of Representatives has begun another effort at immigration reform for agricul... more »

National ag group CEO: ‘We deserve better’ from politicians

The following is the National Council of Agricultural Employers’ column featured in the October 2019 issue of Vegetable Growers News — Spudman's s... more »

National Potato Council urges H-2A labor reform, shipping flexibility

The National Potato Council (NPC) filed comments with the Department of Labor (DOL) on enhancements to the H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program. The... more »


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