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Reps renew push for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed the March 4 reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif... READ MORE »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... READ MORE »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... READ MORE »

Agriculture labor group sues DOL over Adverse Effect Wage Rate freeze

The nation’s largest agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among... READ MORE »

Idaho grower-shipper cited for labor violations

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potat... READ MORE »

H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate to be frozen through 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Nov. 2 a final rule updating the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) ... READ MORE »

USDA praises labor department’s new H-2A wage rule

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new H2A Wage Rule, which delivers on President Trump’s promise ... READ MORE »

Ag employers group petitions DOL on H-2A wage rates

On Aug. 4, the National Council of Agricultural Employers petitioned U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to amend the regulatory methodol... READ 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... READ MORE »

USDA, DHS temporarily relaxes H-2A rules on guest workers staying in US

The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced April 15 a temporary final rule to chang... READ MORE »


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