Labor

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 »

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 »


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