Labor

Column: Ag groups must continue to push for labor reform

By Michael Marsh, guest columnist The cold wind that is freezing Washington, D.C., as I write this article is not dissimilar to the chilly environm... more »

Farm labor reform stays atop National Potato Council’s list of concerns

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Legislative Affairs Comm... more »

NPC: Setting policy agenda for potato growers for 2022

During this year’s Washington Summit (Feb. 18-March 2), potato growers from across the country joined the National Potato Council (NPC) in D.C. duri... more »

DOL finds Idaho potato farm in violation of H-2A obligations

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigators have determined that an Idaho potato farm violated its obligations to guest workers. According to a ne... more »

Washington Summit to examine guest worker AEWR

The continued labor crisis being experienced requires action by Congress to provide stability and certainty to agriculture. This includes a viable... more »

FDA issues guidance for food producers disrupted by supply chain issues

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement to the agriculture and food industry on Jan. 27: The FDA has been worki... more »

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 »


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