Labor Stories
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Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
The Truth About Most Farmworkers [Opinion]
Just ask any grower who has placed a help wanted ad. Read More
The workers at Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Fruit Farms & Market in Biglerville, PA take a well-deserved break. (Photo credit: Bruce Hollabaugh)
Fruits
April 27, 2016
Common Sense On Immigration [Opinion: One Grower’s Take]
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security. Read More
Workers at McManis Family Vineyards in Ripon, CA. (Photo credit: David Eddy)
Fruits
April 26, 2016
New Study Finds Traditional Migrant Workers Older, Female, Settling Down
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more. Read More
Cherry Harvest
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Farm Bureau Says Labor Visa Backlogs Threaten 2016 Crops
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers' requests for crews can be met. Read More
These employees and/or labor contractors at McManis Family Vineyards represent nearly 70 years of experience.  (Photo credit: David Eddy)
Grapes
April 21, 2016
McManis Family Vineyards: Treating Employees Like Family
It’s no coincidence that more than half the full-time vineyard workers at McManis Family Vineyards have been with the company for 20-plus years. Read More
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Labor
March 29, 2016
California Raises Minimum Wage
State is the first in the country to bring minimum wage to $15 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Read More
smartphone app for citrus greening
Fruits
March 1, 2016
E-Verify Optimized For Mobile Devices
Mobile-responsive design to aid in growing use on smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the field. Read More
hand holding a candle burning at both ends
Citrus
November 14, 2015
Florida Farmers Losing Sleep For A Good Reason [Opinion]
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
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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
Grimmway's Harvest Automation robots
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Future Of Vegetable Growing
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
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
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Citrus
June 8, 2016
Study: New Yield Mapping Method Might He…
With the possibility of saving money on inputs and labor, UF/IFAS researchers focus to find immature fruit faster. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 27, 2016
How Best To Integrate Man And Machine
If you want to implement labor-saving mechanization, you should start the conversation with the end user – your employees. Read More
Fruits
April 28, 2016
Knowing Role, Expectations Beneficial To…
Labor management is much more than just delegation. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
The Truth About Most Farmworkers [Opinio…
Just ask any grower who has placed a help wanted ad. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
Common Sense On Immigration [Opinion: On…
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security. Read More
Fruits
April 26, 2016
New Study Finds Traditional Migrant Work…
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more. Read More
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Farm Bureau Says Labor Visa Backlogs Thr…
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers' requests for crews can be met. Read More
Grapes
April 21, 2016
McManis Family Vineyards: Treating Emplo…
It’s no coincidence that more than half the full-time vineyard workers at McManis Family Vineyards have been with the company for 20-plus years. Read More
Labor
March 29, 2016
California Raises Minimum Wage
State is the first in the country to bring minimum wage to $15 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Read More
Fruits
March 1, 2016
E-Verify Optimized For Mobile Devices
Mobile-responsive design to aid in growing use on smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the field. Read More
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
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