Labor

Michigan requires COVID testing for agriculture, processing workers

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for ag... more »

Labor recruitment platform for fresh produce launched

The Stronger Together U.S. Responsible Recruitment Program has launched an online tool to support U.S. fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor re... more »

SaniDate 5.0 now approved to kill human coronavirus

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate 5.0 is now labeled to kill the human coronavirus. The stamp of approval comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc... more »

Rantizo drone spraying buckwheat

FAA approves drone swarms in step toward automated spraying use

Rantizo announced this week that they are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. Thi... more »

NPC leaders hopeful USDA will add better COVID aid for specialty crop industry

The National Potato Council held its 2020 summer meetings June 25 through a virtual Zoom format. The annual event, which normally takes place in th... more »

NIFA invests $4.8 million in ag workforce training through community colleges

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced an $4.8 million investment to support 12 projects that will offer workforce trai... more »

CDC issues agriculture labor guidelines for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Labor issued guidance June 3 on protections for agricultural workers due to the o... more »

National Fleet Products introduces portable hand-washing station

National Fleet Products, a global source for aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, announced the introduction of its new portable and vehic... more »

Michigan adds COVID-19 requirements for agriculture workers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 1 signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural w... more »

NPC cautions against triggering ‘irrational’ surges in potato imports

In a letter sent the week of April 27-May 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, the National Potato Council (NPC)... more »


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