Labor

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 »

United Fresh expresses support for H-2A reform package

On Sept. 24, the United Fresh Produce Association submitted comments regarding proposed reforms to the H-2A agriculture visa program. The reforms prop... more »

H-2A advertising, recruitment process modernized by DOL changes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Final Rule aimed at helping Americans find open agricultu... more »

Rise in H-2A worker usage is slowing

Despite a challenging growing year, farmers and ranchers continue to demand H-2A workers in record numbers — although growth in program usage has sl... more »

H-2A labor audit survival webinar coming from National Council of Agricultural Employers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will hold an educational webinar called “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations o... more »

H-2A labor program ‘modernization’ focus of Department of Labor proposal

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 15 proposed a rule to “modernize and improve" the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. ... more »

Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings. The basic problem is a rise ... more »

Idaho potato industry wants more processing facilities, reliable transportation system

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) recently held regional meetings in Aberdeen, Rexburg and Burley to listen to the needs and concerns of state's... more »

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 »


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