Labor

USDA seeks applications for funds to build housing for farm workers

The USDA is seeking applications for funding to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm workers. Luis R. García, acting state director ... more »

Emergency rules for heat, smoke set for Washington farmworkers

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington’s fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached alm... more »

Senate holds hearing to discuss farmworkers

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary recently held a hearing to discuss farmworkers in the United States, specifically focusing on provisions within ... more »

House committee approves expanded H-2A worker access

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, released the following statement July 13 after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment introduced... more »

Supreme Court rules against union organizers’ access to farm property

In what was seen as a victory for property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third p... more »

Produce leaders, senators meet with Vilsack to discuss ag labor reform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a roundtable discussion June 16 to discuss moving forward on agriculture labor reform. The meeting includ... more »

Nearly 300 ag groups press Senate for labor reform action

288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of U.S. farmers urged immediate Senate action to develop and pass l... more »

Proposed Colorado labor law would further hurt farms, CFVGA says

According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13%, while farm production expenses have increased 26... more »

Washington ag groups asking governor to repeal COVID rules

Washington state’s leading agricultural groups are appealing to Gov. Jay Inslee to repeal recently renewed COVID-19 emergency rules for farm workers... more »

Farm labor bill passes in House, attention turns to Senate

The National Potato Council (NPC), which represents America’s $4.5 billion potato industry, welcomed the March 18 bipartisan 247-174 vote in the U.S... more »


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