labor

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 »

Produce leaders, senators meet with Vilsack to discuss ag labor reform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a roundtable discussion June 16 to discuss moving forward on agriculture labor reform. The meeting includ... READ MORE »

Nearly 300 ag groups press Senate for labor reform action

288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of U.S. farmers urged immediate Senate action to develop and pass l... READ MORE »

Proposed Colorado labor law would further hurt farms, CFVGA says

According to U.S. agricultural Census data, over the last decade net farm income has declined by 13%, while farm production expenses have increased 26... READ MORE »

Vilsack willing to use USMCA deal in US-Mexico potatoes dispute

The news radio outlet AgInfo.net posted April 1 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent comments about utilizing the USMCA to enforce U.S. trade rights... READ MORE »

Farm labor bill passes in House, attention turns to Senate

The National Potato Council (NPC), which represents America’s $4.5 billion potato industry, welcomed the March 18 bipartisan 247-174 vote in the U.S... READ MORE »

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 »


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