Agricultural employers can begin to apply for a pilot program designed to address workforce challenges farmers and ranchers face.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $65 ... more »
Just this year, four growers mowed their asparagus fields and are leaving the industry.
Because of untimely weather?
Poor crop prices?
No. Because of low labor availability an... more »
Registration for the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Washington advocacy conference has started.
Hundreds of leaders from every segment of the produce and floral industry are exp... more »
U.S. House and Senate Republicans are questioning the Department of Labor about what they say are “substantial delays” in processing agricultural employers’ requests for workers through the H-2A... more »
National Nut Grower sat down with Willie Hartman, founder of OnTarget Spray Systems, to talk about those issues — and solutions available to meet those challenges. more »
Farm groups have urged Congress to pass the Farm Operations Support Act, which would decrease the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) paid to H-2A temporary visa farm workers to 2022 levels. That would dr... more »
The Worker Protection Standard regulations offer protections to over two million agricultural workers and pesticide handlers who work at over 600,000 agricultural establishments. more »
Program changes include governmental authority to ban from the program for misconduct, upgrades to housing and inspections, updates to bond requirements, mandatory electronic filing, and changes to how wages are determined. more »
AB 2183, a purported vote-by-mail union organizing measure by Assemblyman Mark Stone passed in the California Legislature despite a veto threat from Governor Newsom. more »
Almond Board of California in partnership with AgSafe is helping growers stay compliant and get through harvest safely. more »