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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 »
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 »

Grower labor input sought by House Ag Committee

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has created a bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group and is asking growers of specialty crops and other commodities to complete an online survey. The commi... more »

Ag employer labor forum registration opens

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has opened registration for the 10th annual Ag Labor Forum. The event is scheduled for Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at the M Resort outside of Las Vegas,... 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 »

Farmworker groups sue Florida over immigration bill

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civ... more »
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H-2A and beyond

NCAE works on H-2A regulations because the proposed regulations have a direct economic impact on legacy family farming operations. more »

EFI gains kudos for farmworker videos

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Te... more »
IFPA

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 »

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