Labor

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 »

Lawmakers react to ag labor concerns

Two bills with different perspectives were introduced in response to agriculture's farm labor crisis. Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) (joined by Patrick... more »

New guidelines for respirators under Worker Protection Standards

Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan... more »

Western Growers: Prepare for ICE audits, raids

President Trump recently issued a number of immigration related executive orders (EO), including the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the... more »

Legislators introduce Family Farm Relief Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H... more »

Comment period open for labor practices Ethical Charter

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a draft Ethical Charter containing guiding pr... more »

Farm Bureau, NASDA seek delay of EPA rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture  (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmenta... more »

Worker Protection Standard compliance manual updated

EPA in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) Exit is making available a guide to help users of agricultural pesti... more »

Research points to effective ag safety mobile apps

Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center led development and testing of an evaluation framework to help judge the overall worth of a mobile ap... more »


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