18:48PM Dec 11, 2019

House passes farm labor bill; industry shifts focus to Senate

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Dec. 11.

12:11PM Nov 22, 2019

Wages for Farm Labor Increase from 2018 According to USDA

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

Congress is taking steps to address the labor crisis facing farmers and ranchers. The bill now moves to the full house for consideration. It comes on the heels of USDA

09:46AM Nov 05, 2019

Dairy Report: Milk Hits $20 Mark, Farm Workforce Bill Applauded

Taylor Leach
AgWeb Contributor

Milk prices have witnessed a wild roller-coaster ride during the last five years but seem to be holding steady at $20 as of lately.

16:21PM Oct 30, 2019

Produce groups support farm labor law, will seek improvements

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Drawing broad bipartisan and industry support, House lawmakers on Oct. 30 introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

09:43AM Sep 26, 2019

Fate of H-2A reform legislation uncertain

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

PALM BEACH, Fla. — It is a 50-50 chance that bipartisan legislation to reform key aspects of the H-2A guest worker program will be considered by Congress this fall, says

13:01PM Sep 25, 2019

Dairy Report: Dairy Demand At 56-Year High, Farm Wages Trending Higher

Taylor Leach
AgWeb Contributor

According to the USDA, the domestic demand for dairy has reached a 56-year high. At the same time, farm labor wages are also trending upwards. AgDay’s Betsy Jibben explains more

10:06AM Sep 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule to modernize H-2A program

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will allow agricultural employers to advertise for domestic workers online rather than in a newspaper before they turn to