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California farmworkers received protective equipment

The California Fresh Fruit Association and California Farmworker Foundation have distributed more than 50,000 N-95 masks and single-use surgical masks to agricultural workers in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Ag labor forum goes online over four days

The 46th Annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum will be online.

Vinergy seeks to cut harvest costs of grapes, other crops

A California startup, Vinergy Inc., has equipment it says will improve vineyard efficiency by reducing a labor-intensive part of harvest — transporting grapes to the end of rows.

Avocados to walnuts: industry's response to pandemic

The produce industry has been working to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.

COVID-19 outbreak affects Ontario asparagus harvest

After 164 migrant workers at an Ontario asparagus farm tested positive for COVID-19 about halfway through harvest season, farm leaders worked with the local health department to contain the spread.

Farm labor issues follow COVID-19

Germany may lose up to a third of its seasonal agricultural workers in the wake of reports that it has closed its borders with Bulgaria and Romania.

Department of State waives interview requirement for H-2A workers

The Department of State is taking steps to reduce delays in the processing of H-2A workers caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Feinstein calls on State Department to expedite H-2A visas

Senator Dianne Feinstein has added her voice to industry leaders asking for timely processing of Mexican H-2A workers needed to harvest U.S. produce crops.

CPMA supports COVID-19 travel exemption for farm workers

Canada’s government is exempting foreign nationals who have committed to working in agriculture from COVID-19 travel bans.

H-2A employers find complications with COVID-19 outbreak

Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.