Labor Stories
Bob Bender (center) receives American Vegetable Grower magazine's 2016 Grower Achievement Award from  Lonny Smith of AgroLiquid.  Bob's wife, Stacie, also is pictured.
Farm Management
September 14, 2016
Tasteful Selections Takes Home The 2016 Grower Achievement Award
The award was presented at United Fresh’s Washington Conference where discussions focused on labor, trade agreements, and the upcoming election. Read More
farm labor pic for web
Citrus
September 12, 2016
Historic Farmworker Overtime Law Approved
California legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, is reviled by grower groups who say it will actually do economic harm to farmworkers. Read More
Photo credit: Wikimedia commons
Berries
September 2, 2016
Strawberry Grower Fined For Demanding Kickbacks From H-2A Workers
Operator reportedly demanded rent, payments for transportation and expenses incurred bringing workers to U.S. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Fruits
August 30, 2016
Farmworker Overtime Expansion Sent To California Governor’s Desk
Allied industries say new regulation is burdensome when coupled with increase in minimum wage. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Citrus
August 4, 2016
Tips To Prevent Heat-Related Illness
Heat exposure can cause several illnesses, early treatment and recognition can help prevent life-threatening heat stroke. Read More
farm labor pic for web
Citrus
July 21, 2016
Farm Labor Delays Taking Toll On Crops [Opinion]
When it comes down to it, we have a choice to make. We either have to import our labor, or we'll have to import our food. Read More
(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Citrus
July 18, 2016
USDA Awards More Than $26 Million For Affordable Farmworker Housing
The funding is to support more than 400 rental units in four states. Read More
Farmworkers picking tomatoes
Fruits
July 8, 2016
Legislators Need To Understand The Labor Needs Of Specialty Crop Producers [Opinion]
You not only need access to a stable workforce, government workers need an education on the importance of agriculture. Read More
farm labor pic for web
Farm Management
July 7, 2016
An Update On Farm Labor
Holdups at the border and other legalities have reduced the number of necessary workers on the East and West Coasts. Read More
UF/IFAS scientist Daniel Lee inspects immature citrus fruit in a Florida orange grove.
Citrus
June 8, 2016
Study: New Yield Mapping Method Might Help Citrus Growers Cut Costs
With the possibility of saving money on inputs and labor, UF/IFAS researchers focus to find immature fruit faster. Read More
These workers use a platform from Automated Ag for hand thinning. (Photo credit: Christina Herrick)
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
farm workers bending to pick crops
Fruits
April 28, 2016
Knowing Role, Expectations Beneficial To Your Staff
Labor management is much more than just delegation. Read More
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Labor
November 1, 2016
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Helps Res…
Funding to help increase efficiency, make data collection easier. Read More
Labor
October 12, 2016
Labor Shortages Mean Lost Income
Agriculture is not a typical industry; fresh produce can't wait in the field for a crew to come and harvest it. Read More
Berries
September 22, 2016
Investors Clamoring For Automated Strawb…
Naturipe joins growing list of backers in the labor-saving vision and mission of ag-tech startup. Read More
Farm Management
September 14, 2016
Tasteful Selections Takes Home The 2016 …
The award was presented at United Fresh’s Washington Conference where discussions focused on labor, trade agreements, and the upcoming election. Read More
Citrus
September 12, 2016
Historic Farmworker Overtime Law Approve…
California legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, is reviled by grower groups who say it will actually do economic harm to farmworkers. Read More
Berries
September 2, 2016
Strawberry Grower Fined For Demanding Ki…
Operator reportedly demanded rent, payments for transportation and expenses incurred bringing workers to U.S. Read More
Fruits
August 30, 2016
Farmworker Overtime Expansion Sent To Ca…
Allied industries say new regulation is burdensome when coupled with increase in minimum wage. Read More
Citrus
August 4, 2016
Tips To Prevent Heat-Related Illness
Heat exposure can cause several illnesses, early treatment and recognition can help prevent life-threatening heat stroke. Read More
Citrus
July 21, 2016
Farm Labor Delays Taking Toll On Crops […
When it comes down to it, we have a choice to make. We either have to import our labor, or we'll have to import our food. Read More
Citrus
July 18, 2016
USDA Awards More Than $26 Million For Af…
The funding is to support more than 400 rental units in four states. Read More
Fruits
July 8, 2016
Legislators Need To Understand The Labor…
You not only need access to a stable workforce, government workers need an education on the importance of agriculture. Read More
Farm Management
July 7, 2016
An Update On Farm Labor
Holdups at the border and other legalities have reduced the number of necessary workers on the East and West Coasts. Read More
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