Farming: Engaged Employees are 21% More Productive – DTN Apr 23, 2019

🕔Apr 23, 2019When it comes to improving performance and retaining top talent in our competitive landscape, employee engagement needs to be one of your farm’s top initiatives. An engaged employee is 21% […]

Farm Labor: Bill to Provide Legal Status to Immigrant Workers Jan 18, 2019

🕔Jan 18, 2019Calling it “an important first step,” the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed today’s introduction in Congress of new legislation to provide legal status to immigrant farm employees in the United […]

Farm Labor Shortage: How to Qualify for H-2A Immigrant Employees – DTN Sep 7, 2018

🕔Sep 7, 2018The number of H-2A workers in the U.S. last year was about 125,000, up from 51,000 only six years ago and from 74,000 in 2013. There is no limit on […]

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

🕔Aug 28, 2018As 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 […]

Florida: Farm Safety Seminar, Gainesville, March 16 Mar 6, 2018

🕔Mar 6, 2018A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be […]

Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants Apr 28, 2017

🕔Apr 28, 2017The Trump Administration has promised to make it more difficult for unauthorized foreigners to enter and work in the United States and for undocumented workers to access health care services. […]

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

🕔Feb 14, 2017New 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, 2017The 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, 2016As 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, 2016The 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 […]

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