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Industry leaders applaud bipartisan ag labor working group’s final report

Industry leaders and associations applauded the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan agriculture labor working group’s final report. The final report is the product of a months-long effort ... more »

EFI celebrates National Farmworker Awareness Week

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has released an updated communications too... more »

EFI offers online training for growers, packers 

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is launching new online training products. The ... more »
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Texas Pecan Growers Association set to host labor webinar

The Texas Pecan Growers Association (TPGA) will host its TPGA Labor Webinar at 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2024. TPGA's event will feature the Bracero Group that will discuss labor and H2A programs. "We r... more »
USDA Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program

USDA pilot program to help ag employers, farmworkers

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 »

Labor pressures harming Michigan growers

Just this year, four growers mowed their asparagus fields and are leaving the industry. Because of untimely weather? Poor crop prices? Input costs? No. Because of low labor availability an... more »

Washington IFPA advocacy conference registration begins

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 »

House committee questions DOL H-2A delays

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 »

Quick Q&A

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 urge Congress to pass the Farm Operations Support Act

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 »

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