labor

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 »

Labor recruitment platform for fresh produce launched

The Stronger Together U.S. Responsible Recruitment Program has launched an online tool to support U.S. fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor re... READ MORE »

NPC leaders hopeful USDA will add better COVID aid for specialty crop industry

The National Potato Council held its 2020 summer meetings June 25 through a virtual Zoom format. The annual event, which normally takes place in th... READ MORE »

NIFA invests $4.8 million in ag workforce training through community colleges

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced an $4.8 million investment to support 12 projects that will offer workforce trai... READ MORE »

CDC issues agriculture labor guidelines for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Labor issued guidance June 3 on protections for agricultural workers due to the o... 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 »

CDC: Cloth face coverings can help stem spread of coronavirus

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas ... READ MORE »

Agriculture included in $2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package

The U.S. Senate approved a $2 trillion COVID-19 Phase 3 rescue package by a vote of 96-0 on March 25. The bill now moves to the U.S. House, which is e... READ MORE »

Increased H-2A visa processing OK’d by State Department

Word came from Washington, D.C. March 26 that the U.S. State Department has taken steps to increase processing of H-2A via holders through consulates ... READ MORE »


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