It’s a challenge very familiar to the agriculture industry: a shortage of qualified labor. The Center for Land-based Learning (CLBL) headquartered in Woodland, California, is looking to change that with an apprenticeship program that puts aspiring farm managers into the field. ... more »
After eight months of negotiations in 2019, it became the first agriculture labor reform legislation to pass the House of Representatives since 1986. more »
Six plaintiff organizations stress the importance of health and safety of farm and ranch workers and disagree that emergency intervention was necessary. more »
In a brief filed Feb. 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board defended the state’s 45-year-old access regulation, a tool that empowers farmworkers to learn a... more »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will use to... more »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger COVID-19 Guidance.
Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace was posted... more »
California’s 800,000 farmworkers have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease that has infected more than 25 million people and killed more than 420,000 in the United States.
Farmworkers are espec... more »
Irvine, California-based Pinnacle Claims Management, part of the Western Growers Family of companies, announced Jan. 25. the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing at employer locations in Arizona and Calif... more »