Labor

Agriculture worker coalition urges for more COVID protection

More than 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, sent a letter Sept. 24 to the White House ... more »

Mexican produce dumping concerns to be addressed

On Sept. 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Department of Commerce, and USDA released a report detailing the Trump Administratio... more »

USDA-NIFA to establish seven artificial intelligence institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced they are establishing ... more »

Court upholds Michigan order requiring COVID testing of farm workers

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan has upheld an emergency order that requires COVID-19 testing for migrant or seasonal farm... more »

Mobile sanitation station introduced by Birko

Birko has launched the Birko Mobile Mister sanitizing equipment for various industries and facilities. Birko’s Mobile Mister was developed to ... more »

Michigan farmers may legally challenge COVID employee testing order

An Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmwo... more »

Ag employers group petitions DOL on H-2A wage rates

On Aug. 4, the National Council of Agricultural Employers petitioned U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to amend the regulatory methodol... more »

Michigan requires COVID testing for agriculture, processing workers

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for ag... more »

Labor recruitment platform for fresh produce launched

The Stronger Together U.S. Responsible Recruitment Program has launched an online tool to support U.S. fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor re... more »

SaniDate 5.0 now approved to kill human coronavirus

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate 5.0 is now labeled to kill the human coronavirus. The stamp of approval comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc... more »


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