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Walmart grant to expand ethical recruitment of H-2A workers

Tacoma, Wash.-based Cierto, a recruiter of H-2A workers for U.S. growers, has received an $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.

University of Florida offers online farm worker training in Spanish

The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farm worker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State.

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.

Employers face worker outbreaks, protests, safety hurdles in COVID-19

COVID-19 virus outbreaks from coast to coast, worker protests and complicated social-distancing logistics are realities of managing labor, with no clear end to the pandemic.

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.