Labor Stories
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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
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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
Vineyard Labor Downsized GP
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
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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
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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
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
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