labor

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 that 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 »

H-2A advertising, recruitment process modernized by DOL changes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Final Rule aimed at helping Americans find open agricultu... READ MORE »

Rise in H-2A worker usage is slowing

Despite a challenging growing year, farmers and ranchers continue to demand H-2A workers in record numbers — although growth in program usage has sl... READ MORE »

H-2A labor audit survival webinar coming from National Council of Agricultural Employers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will hold an educational webinar called “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations o... READ MORE »

H-2A labor program ‘modernization’ focus of Department of Labor proposal

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 15 proposed a rule to “modernize and improve" the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. ... READ MORE »

Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings. The basic problem is a rise ... READ MORE »


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