Labor Stories
This backpack sprayer is being used to dispense an herbicide for weed control. (Photo  credit: Andrew Landers, Cornell University)
Citrus
September 29, 2015
EPA Announces Children Under 18 Can No Longer Handle Pesticides
EPA is announcing stronger protections for the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and their families working on farms, forests, nurseries, Read More
UF/IFAS prison farmworkers
Fruits
August 6, 2015
Florida Prison Farmworker Programs Fruitful For State, Inmates
UF/IFAS-led initiatives putting more locally grown food on the table at fraction of the cost. Read More
farmworkers picking crops in field
Farm Management
July 29, 2015
United Farm Workers Turns Up Heat On California Growers
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits, union organizers are focusing on heat illness regulations. Read More
Photo credit: Christina Herrick
Fruits
July 21, 2015
Washington Supreme Court Rules Workers Paid Piece-Rate Wages Are Entitled To Rest-Break Pay
  According to a news story in the Yakima News Herald, the state Supreme Court of Washington unanimously ruled that Read More
farmworkers picking crops in field
Fruits
June 18, 2015
More Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At Mexican Border
According to a news alert from The Department of State, a hardware failure in the State Department facility has prevented Read More
UF/IFAS certificate of farm labor management
Citrus
June 17, 2015
Florida Growers Working Toward Safety And Equality
New Certificate Program educates farm supervisors on best practices. Read More
Orchard Worker
Fruits
June 5, 2015
Washington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2.25 Million Fine After ICE Audit
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Pickers with bags are responsible for picking zones, designed to span the whole tree, so the fruit comes to the pickers. (Brian Sparks photo)
Apples & Pears
May 19, 2015
Grants Available For Farmworker Education
Grants are available for farmworkers and their families interested in attending adult educational programs through the Washington Apple Educational Foundation Read More
farmworkers picking crops in field
Citrus
May 13, 2015
Labor Update: The Battle To Harvest
The need for comprehensive labor and immigration reform is as critical as ever, but industry experts don’t predict any legislation will be passed in the near future. Read More
Farmworkers picking tomatoes
Farm Management
April 30, 2015
Remembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opinion]
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
seattle port shipping
Fruits
March 3, 2015
West Coast Ports To Open With New Contract
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
port of seattle
Citrus
February 19, 2015
West Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
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Citrus
November 14, 2015
Florida Farmers Losing Sleep For A Good …
Growers can’t afford to dabble in feel-good ideas from people who don’t understand agriculture when a crop must be harvested today or lost tomorrow. Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Grimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Fu…
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
Citrus
September 29, 2015
EPA Announces Children Under 18 Can No L…
EPA is announcing stronger protections for the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and their families working on farms, forests, nurseries, Read More
Fruits
August 6, 2015
Florida Prison Farmworker Programs Fruit…
UF/IFAS-led initiatives putting more locally grown food on the table at fraction of the cost. Read More
Farm Management
July 29, 2015
United Farm Workers Turns Up Heat On Cal…
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits, union organizers are focusing on heat illness regulations. Read More
Fruits
July 21, 2015
Washington Supreme Court Rules Workers P…
  According to a news story in the Yakima News Herald, the state Supreme Court of Washington unanimously ruled that Read More
Fruits
June 18, 2015
More Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At M…
According to a news alert from The Department of State, a hardware failure in the State Department facility has prevented Read More
Citrus
June 17, 2015
Florida Growers Working Toward Safety An…
New Certificate Program educates farm supervisors on best practices. Read More
Fruits
June 5, 2015
Washington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2…
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 19, 2015
Grants Available For Farmworker Educatio…
Grants are available for farmworkers and their families interested in attending adult educational programs through the Washington Apple Educational Foundation Read More
Citrus
May 13, 2015
Labor Update: The Battle To Harvest
The need for comprehensive labor and immigration reform is as critical as ever, but industry experts don’t predict any legislation will be passed in the near future. Read More
Farm Management
April 30, 2015
Remembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opin…
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
Fruits
March 3, 2015
West Coast Ports To Open With New Contra…
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
Citrus
February 19, 2015
West Coast Governors Call For End To Por…
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
Fruits
January 4, 2015
How To Build A Highly Skilled Committed …
Sometimes the smallest of gestures makes the biggest impact on your relationship with your employees. Read More
Labor
December 2, 2014
Lipman CEO Pens Letter In Response To To…
Correspondence addresses actress Eva Longoria’s documentary “Food Chains,” which focuses on mistreatment of tomato farmworkers. Read More
Citrus
November 21, 2014
Industry Organizations Sound Off On Pres…
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
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