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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.
Aug 30, 2020 by Chris Koger
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.
Aug 11, 2020 by Chris Koger
The produce industry has been working to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.
Jun 25, 2020 by Chris Koger
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.
Jun 07, 2020 by Amy Sowder
The Department of State is taking steps to reduce delays in the processing of H-2A workers caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 26, 2020 by Tom Karst
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.
Mar 23, 2020 by Tom Karst
Canada’s government is exempting foreign nationals who have committed to working in agriculture from COVID-19 travel bans.
Mar 23, 2020 by Chris Koger
Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.
Mar 18, 2020 by Tom Karst