Labor

Britt Raybould, Idaho state rep and NPC member, urges passage of farm labor act

Britt Raybould, of potato producer Raybould Brothers Farm and a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, is urging passage Farm Workforce Moderni... more »

USMCA and ag labor bill updates, plus potato council adds familiar face

The bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 4916) was approved Nov. 20 by the House Judiciary Committee. "Clearing the House Judiciary Comm... more »

Lawmakers unveil Farm Workforce Modernization Act, draw praise from produce groups

U.S. House lawmakers on Oct. 30 unveiled a bipartisan agriculture labor package that would offer a path to legalization for farmworkers and expand th... more »

Equitable Food Initiative creates responsible produce labor scorecard

Equitable Food Initiative has released a free resource to the fresh produce industry to help grower-shippers identify and reduce risk in their foreign... more »

Column: Immigration reform off to imperfect start, but there is time to fix it

With the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the House of Representatives has begun another effort at immigration reform for agricul... more »

National ag group CEO: ‘We deserve better’ from politicians

The following is the National Council of Agricultural Employers’ column featured in the October 2019 issue of Vegetable Growers News — Spudman's s... more »

National Potato Council urges H-2A labor reform, shipping flexibility

The National Potato Council (NPC) filed comments with the Department of Labor (DOL) on enhancements to the H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program. The... more »

United Fresh expresses support for H-2A reform package

On Sept. 24, the United Fresh Produce Association submitted comments regarding proposed reforms to the H-2A agriculture visa program. The reforms prop... more »

H-2A advertising, recruitment process modernized by DOL changes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Final Rule aimed at helping Americans find open agricultu... more »

Rise in H-2A worker usage is slowing

Despite a challenging growing year, farmers and ranchers continue to demand H-2A workers in record numbers — although growth in program usage has sl... more »


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