labor

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 »

Washington agriculture groups suing state over COVID labor restrictions

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emer... READ MORE »

National Farmers Union pleased with climate, immigration moves by Biden administration

In his first hours as president on Jan. 20, Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders and policy proposals covering a wide range of issues. Of ... READ MORE »

Bipartisan House group urges USDA to provide PPE equipment for ag workers

The most recent round of USDA coronavirus aid did not include additional funds for agriculture worker safety, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act o... READ MORE »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... 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 »

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 »

Michigan farmers may legally challenge COVID employee testing order

An Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmwo... READ MORE »


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