House Passes Ag Labor Bill – DTN Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
The House late on Wednesday passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165, passing legislation that has strong backing from most agricultural groups, but is […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study Aug 28, 2018

🕔Aug 28, 2018
As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

Farm Business: Using Noncash Incentives for Employees – DTN Mar 23, 2018

🕔Mar 23, 2018
Performance and seniority awards don’t always have to come in the form of cash. You might consider noncash incentive plans to reward your best employees. The Limoneira Co., based in […]

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN Oct 26, 2017

🕔Oct 26, 2017
A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of […]

Farm Business: New Worker Protection Standards Require More Work, Record-Keeping Feb 14, 2017

🕔Feb 14, 2017
New worker protection standards will require more work and record-keeping on farm operations, Carol Pinnell-Alison, LSU AgCenter county agent in Franklin Parish, told producers at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum […]

Florida: Ag Labor – Are You Prepared for Worker Protection Standard Updates? Jan 17, 2017

🕔Jan 17, 2017
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Changes take effect January 2017. The Worker […]

Farm Worker Salaries – Ins And Outs Of What To Pay – DTN Sep 23, 2016

🕔Sep 23, 2016
As labor recruiters searching to fill agricultural positions across the U.S., our team discusses the right level of pay with employers on a daily basis. I’ve pretty much heard and […]

California Farming: Be Prepared for New EPA Worker Protections Standards Sep 15, 2016

🕔Sep 15, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently published the revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  The WPS is meant to increase protections for agricultural fieldworkers and pesticide handlers […]

California Farming: Twice as Many Workers as There are Jobs Aug 24, 2016

🕔Aug 24, 2016
There are twice as many farmworkers as there are farm jobs in California, according to an analysis published online today (Aug. 23, 2016) in California Agriculture journal. Led by Philip Martin, […]

Ag Labor: Sandhills Publishing Introduces New Website to Connect Workers, Employers Aug 17, 2016

🕔Aug 17, 2016
Sandhills Publishing introduces NeedWorkToday.com, a new website that connects workers in the agriculture, construction, trucking, and aviation industries to businesses with available long- and short-term employment opportunities. The website provides […]

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