Labor

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 »

Ag labor issues, E-Verify, crop up in immigration reform proposals

On Jan. 25, the White House released a set of immigration reform principles that are intended to push Congress to act on the immigration issue. Inclu... more »

EPA reconsiders Worker Protection Standard provisions

In mid-December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will reconsider certain provisions of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). ... more »

Washington state adopts pesticide safety rules in new year

New rules for using pesticides, modeled after federal worker protection standards, will take effect in Washington on Jan. 13. Washing State Department... more »

Author of ag guestworker legislation won’t run in 2018

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,  chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee – said he won’t... more »

House Judiciary Committee OKs guestworker, E-Verify bills

On Oct. 25, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 17-16 a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers ... more »

Congressman unveils new Agricultural Guestworker Act

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has unveiled a bill to create a new agricultural guest-worker program fo... more »

Can a Chaotic Washington D.C. Focus on the Ag Labor Crisis?

The headlines during last year’s presidential campaign were discouraging for labor-dependent agriculture. Lost in election broadsides over building ... more »


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