labor

Forms available to give to agriculture employees, shippers

As the number of states mandating that citizens stay home other than for essential supplies or work rises due to COVID-19, the Washington State Potato... READ MORE »

USDA, DOL identify 20,000 H2 workers who may be able to transfer in coming weeks

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Labor ... READ MORE »

Ag coalition urges H-2A visa process be treated as emergency

The steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), including the National Potato Council, on March 18 called on Secretary of State M... READ MORE »

Rep. Newhouse to Senate on ag labor reform: ‘Get it done’

Potato and apple industry leaders and several members of the U.S House of Representatives came together outside the Capitol Building Feb. 26 to implor... READ MORE »

Potato, apple leaders to urge Senate to act on ag labor crisis

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, leaders from the potato and apple industries will host a press conference with agricultural industry partners and member... READ MORE »

House passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act, move applauded by NPC

The National Potato Council welcomed U.S. House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) Dec. 11. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Zoe ... READ MORE »

USMCA and ag labor bill updates, plus potato council adds familiar face

The bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 4916) was approved Nov. 20 by the House Judiciary Committee. "Clearing the House Judiciary Comm... READ MORE »

Lawmakers unveil Farm Workforce Modernization Act, draw praise from produce groups

U.S. House lawmakers on Oct. 30 unveiled a bipartisan agriculture labor package┬áthat would offer a path to legalization for farmworkers and expand th... READ MORE »

Equitable Food Initiative creates responsible produce labor scorecard

Equitable Food Initiative has released a free resource to the fresh produce industry to help grower-shippers identify and reduce risk in their foreign... READ MORE »

Column: Immigration reform off to imperfect start, but there is time to fix it

With the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the House of Representatives has begun another effort at immigration reform for agricul... READ MORE »


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