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Colorado announces first farms to benefit from paid intern initiative

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announce the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which p... READ MORE »

USDA’s farmers.gov adds farm loan, H2A visa features

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced April 3 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched two new features on farmers.gov. The goa... READ MORE »

US District Court rules against farmers in H-2A wage lawsuit

On March 18, U. S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly issued a memorandum of opinion in a case brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employ... READ MORE »

Agricultural Worker Program Act would create easier path to citizenship

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-California, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-California, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, introduced... READ MORE »

Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjo... READ MORE »

Small farmers still face great deal of physical effort

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor-saving machines and equipment. However, many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of p... READ MORE »

Department of Labor realizing H-2A print requirements not effective

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A... READ MORE »

Department of Labor proposes easing H-2B, H-2A job posting rules

To make it easier for Americans to find and fill open jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposal Nov. 8 for employers seeking temporary la... READ MORE »

Minimum wage rates updated for H-2A workers

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor has announced the 2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of ... READ MORE »

Court stops Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations

A Texas federal court granted a nationwide emergency injunction prohibiting the implementation of the final Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that ... READ MORE »


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