labor

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 »

Western Growers opens ag tech competition

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportuni... READ MORE »

Q1 2016 Fresh Facts on Retail report released

Organic produce sales have surpassed the $1 billion mark, while consumers continue to drive demand for convenience and value-added items, according to... READ MORE »

Hydraulic fracturing spills on farms need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only undergr... READ MORE »


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