Labor

NPC: Driver vaccine mandate to add to supply chain woes

On Jan. 21, the U.S. agriculture industry was notified of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to prevent the entry of non-U.S. citizen es... more »

Farm Bureau eyes H-2A participation, wages

The end of the calendar year always brings a host of new information about the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, and this year is no differe... more »

USDA-NASS releases ag labor wage numbers

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released a farm labor report in late November, as well as the full U.S. Mountain I (Idaho, Montan... more »

OSHA considering heat-protection rules for outdoor workers

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environment... more »

Vilsack ‘firmly supports’ Farm Workforce Modernization Act

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined a virtual roundtable discussion with farmworkers to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Farm Safety... more »

USDA report shows H-2A program rapidly expanding

The H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker program allows U.S. agricultural employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. The program ra... more »

USDA-NASS to include Colorado, Montana in ag labor survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey in ... more »

OSHA developing rule that will require vaccination for companies of 100+ employees

On Sept. 9, President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that ... more »

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 »


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