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EFI rolls out customizable audit

A new customizable audit tool released by Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is designed to alleviate audit fatigue and streamline the certification process. EFI, the capacity-building and certificati... 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 »

Workers group touts impactful year

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is celebrating a year of progress in 2023 toward its mission to offer a full suite of supply chain assurance programs to the fresh produce industry. EFI, the capacit... more »

USDA launches FLSP Program

As of Dec. 19, 2024, the USDA has extended the deadline for the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program (FLSP). Applications must be submitted electronically through grants.gov by 11:59 ... more »

G&R packing operations manager promoted

G&R Farms, a grower and shipper of pecans and sweet onions, has promoted one of its staffers. Ronald “Kelby” Werner, a senior team member, has been promoted from production manager to sales... more »

Ethical Charter Implementation Program launches

Fresh produce industry stakeholders came together to launch the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) in early November. The program aims to recognize and strengthen engagement around labor... more »

USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia hosts webinar on labor program

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia is offering a webinar on the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot (FLSP) program. The webinar will be 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, Dec. 5. Arthur Tripp,... more »

Higher AEWR rates coming

Growers are bracing to pay more – around 7% – for their crews in the coming year. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the H-2A program is expected to rise, based on the results of USDA's Fa... more »

EFI highlights organizational benefits of family-friendly policies

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is showing how workers who work at "employers of choice" family-focused operations can help ease worker shortages. With back to school underway, employees may be fee... more »

Industry labor practices recognized through Ethical Charter program

Fresh produce industry leaders have come together to design a program to recognize labor practices in the fresh produce industry. The Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP) recognizes and st... more »

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