labor

Data shows surge in demand for H-2A temporary ag workers

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL d... READ MORE »

Full vaccination requirements extended for H-2A workers

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 21 that it is extending requirements that non-citizens are fully vaccinated upon entering the U.S.... READ MORE »

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... READ 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... READ 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... READ 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... READ 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... READ 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... READ 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 ... READ MORE »

Supreme Court rules against union organizers’ access to farm property

In what was seen as a victory for property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third p... READ MORE »


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