Labor Stories
FruitsMore Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At Mexican Border
June 18, 2015
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
CitrusFlorida Growers Working Toward Safety And Equality
June 17, 2015
New Certificate Program educates farm supervisors on best practices. Read More
Orchard Worker
FruitsWashington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2.25 Million Fine After ICE Audit
June 5, 2015
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Apples & PearsGrants Available For Farmworker Education
May 19, 2015
Grants are available for farmworkers and their families interested in attending adult educational programs through the Washington Apple Educational Foundation Read More
CitrusLabor Update: The Battle To Harvest
May 13, 2015
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 ManagementRemembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opinion]
April 30, 2015
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
FruitsWest Coast Ports To Open With New Contract
March 3, 2015
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
CitrusWest Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
February 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
Mario Miranda Sazo
FruitsHow To Build A Highly Skilled Committed Spanish-Speaking Fruit Team
January 4, 2015
Sometimes the smallest of gestures makes the biggest impact on your relationship with your employees. Read More
LaborLipman CEO Pens Letter In Response To Tomato Debate
December 2, 2014
Correspondence addresses actress Eva Longoria’s documentary “Food Chains,” which focuses on mistreatment of tomato farmworkers. Read More
CitrusIndustry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigration Plan
November 21, 2014
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
FruitsFixing Farm Labor Woes Worth The Extra Effort [Opinion]
November 19, 2014
40th annual Ag Labor Relations Forum encourages outreach and action. Read More
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UF/IFAS prison farmworkers
FruitsFlorida Prison Farmworker Programs Fruitful For State, …
August 6, 2015
UF/IFAS-led initiatives putting more locally grown food on the table at fraction of the cost. Read More
Farm ManagementUnited Farm Workers Turns Up Heat On California Growers
July 29, 2015
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits, union organizers are focusing on heat illness regulations. Read More
FruitsWashington Supreme Court Rules Workers Paid Piece-Rate …
July 21, 2015
  According to a news story in the Yakima News Herald, the state Supreme Court of Washington unanimously ruled that Read More
FruitsMore Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At Mexican Border
June 18, 2015
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
CitrusFlorida Growers Working Toward Safety And Equality
June 17, 2015
New Certificate Program educates farm supervisors on best practices. Read More
Orchard Worker
FruitsWashington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2.25 Million Fin…
June 5, 2015
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Apples & PearsGrants Available For Farmworker Education
May 19, 2015
Grants are available for farmworkers and their families interested in attending adult educational programs through the Washington Apple Educational Foundation Read More
CitrusLabor Update: The Battle To Harvest
May 13, 2015
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 ManagementRemembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opinion]
April 30, 2015
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
FruitsWest Coast Ports To Open With New Contract
March 3, 2015
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
CitrusWest Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
February 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
Mario Miranda Sazo
FruitsHow To Build A Highly Skilled Committed Spanish-Speakin…
January 4, 2015
Sometimes the smallest of gestures makes the biggest impact on your relationship with your employees. Read More
LaborLipman CEO Pens Letter In Response To Tomato Debate
December 2, 2014
Correspondence addresses actress Eva Longoria’s documentary “Food Chains,” which focuses on mistreatment of tomato farmworkers. Read More
CitrusIndustry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigra…
November 21, 2014
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
FruitsFixing Farm Labor Woes Worth The Extra Effort [Opinion]
November 19, 2014
40th annual Ag Labor Relations Forum encourages outreach and action. Read More
FruitsLabor Shortage On Growers’ Minds This Harvest Season
October 7, 2014
With large crops in Washington, growers scrambling for enough hands to harvest. Read More
LaborWestern Growers President Speaks Out About Passage Of C…
September 29, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a Senate Bill 25 and approved Assembly Bill 1897. Read More
CitrusPolitics Creating More Work In Farm Management Field
September 24, 2014
Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can't come soon enough. Read More