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Expo agenda to include water, hemp and labor officials

Water issues, hemp and labor issues will be the center of discussion at the combined Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo Aug. 14-15 in North Fort Myers, Fla.

Labor relations forum set for Orlando

The 45th Annual Labor Relations Forum is set for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
Aug 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

U.S. and Guatemala sign agreement to improve H-2A program

The U.S. Department of Labor has signed a bi-lateral cooperative agreement with Guatemala to improve transparency, accountability, and worker safety in the H-2A visa program for agricultural workers from Guatemala.
Aug 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

U.S., Guatemala, H-2A program addresses ‘irregular migration’

UPDATED: The U.S. and Guatemala are pursuing a program to boost H-2A workers from that country, in an effort to stem what the Department of Homeland Security calls irregular migration patterns.

New York growers weigh in on proposed farm laborer overtime law

NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.

California avocado growers talk labor, trade with Sonny Perdue

Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured an avocado grove in Escondido, Calif., discussing water and labor issues with growers and industry members.

UPDATED: H-2A regulatory reform proposal finally published

(UPDATED, 11:38 a.m.)Taking a step to deliver on a 2018 promise, a proposed rule from the Trump administration seeks to update the way wage rates are determined for the H-2A agricultural guest worker program.
Jul 16, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Trump Administration Proposes New Agriculture Immigration Rules

The Trump administration proposed new immigration rules Monday for temporary agricultural workers that officials said would make it easier for employers to apply for the visas.

Labor relations forum set

The 45th Annual Labor Relations Forum is set for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
Jul 03, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

H-2A users wait for reform package

The Department of Labor’s H-2A guest agricultural worker program is still waiting for promised regulatory reform from the Trump administration a year after it was promised.
Jun 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Labor, #Produce Crops