Labor

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 »

Responsible labor focus for PMA, United Fresh

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association have launched the "Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices," a fra... more »

Washington state inspectors look at H-2A

The Washington Potato Commission (WPC) is informing growers that, whether inspections are authorized under statute or stemming from interpretations of... more »


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