Labor

Farmworkers at risk for obesity, high blood pressure, say University of California researchers

Farmworkers are a crucial link in our food supply chain, a fact that came sharply into focus during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep t... more »

NPC says administration must continue to engage to avoid a rail strike

On Oct. 27, National Potato Council (NPC) joined a group of 322 local, state and federal trade associations calling on the Biden Administration to con... more »

Final H-2A rule tightens housing laws, increases government enforcement ability

The Department of Labor has released its final rule for the H-2A temporary labor program, which is increasingly being used by specialty crop farmers a... more »

USDA seeks input on new farm labor shortage pilot program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through inc... more »

Washington state labor dept. offers free consultations

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDL&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) offers no-fee consultation ... more »

NPC, Ag Workforce Coalition calls on Congress to address labor crisis

The National Potato Council (NPC) joined 445 agricultural trade associations, agribusinesses, and farmer co-ops Aug. 3 on a letter to Senate leaders u... more »

Study shows link between ag labor shortage and inflation

State agricultural groups and U.S. Representatives are urging Congress to pass ag labor workforce changes in order to combat inflation. At a July 1... more »

NCAE to host webinar on farmworker tax issues

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will be led by Bob Wund... more »

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 »


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