When it comes to farm labor, you have high standards. Ensure your crew leaders adopt them.
Previously, the loans were limited to housing for American citizens or permanent residents. The loan deadline is in August.
The vast majority of crew leaders and contractors are decent people. But ultimately, you must ensure that what you think is happening on your farm truly is happening.
Vista Santa Rosa Inc., cited for failing to provide 1,374 seasonal farmworkers in California with final paychecks in timely manner.
Now British strawberry growers, struggling to find enough workers, are scaling back production.
Supervisor training and better communication can help ensure fair treatment of laborers.
The laborious process is problematic for users, but it’s the only game in town that delivers legal workers.
Decision in Washington impacts $10 billion agricultural industry and more than 100,000 fieldworkers in the state.
The needs continue to grow while the pool from which to draw from continues to dwindle. All the while, fresh fruit needs to be picked.
While it’s easy to write about labor from your perspective, here are a couple of things H-2A workers would like you to know.
The lack of labor can bite you when you least expect it, but planning ahead and avoiding some mistakes can help you transition more smoothly to the legal guest worker program.
With robots, artificial intelligence, and machine vision showing up on the farm, the game of growing could be about to radically change.
Things like benefits, wages, and housing determine if a worker is willing to even consider working for you. But how they are treated once they sign on will determine if they will stick with you or not.
The Salinas Valley in California has a high demand for farm workers, but very few options for housing. Tanimura & Antle decided it needed to change that for its employees.
Tanimura & Antle consistently comes up with smart ways to keep employees on board.
Knowing the difference between an immigration audit and raid can save you money and stress.
Start planning for a world where there won’t be just a shortage of laborers who helped make America’s tree fruit industry remarkable – there will be virtually zero.