Labor

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 »

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 »


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