labor

USDA seeks input on new farm labor shortage pilot program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new grant program it says will address labor shortages in agriculture, reduce irregular migration through inc... READ MORE »

Washington state labor dept. offers free consultations

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDL&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) offers no-fee consultation ... READ MORE »

NPC, Ag Workforce Coalition calls on Congress to address labor crisis

The National Potato Council (NPC) joined 445 agricultural trade associations, agribusinesses, and farmer co-ops Aug. 3 on a letter to Senate leaders u... READ MORE »

Study shows link between ag labor shortage and inflation

State agricultural groups and U.S. Representatives are urging Congress to pass ag labor workforce changes in order to combat inflation. At a July 1... READ MORE »

NCAE to host webinar on farmworker tax issues

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will be led by Bob Wund... READ MORE »

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 »


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