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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
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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
14:15PM Sep 18, 2019

Better trade news on its way, Sonny Perdue says

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
While stating that the China trade war “is what it is,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the United Fresh Washington Conference that a new trade agreement with Japan
16:07PM Sep 17, 2019

Immigration, trade draw heavy focus at Washington Conference

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Immigration reform, trade and child nutrition reauthorization grabbed the top talking points at the United Fresh Washington Conference’s March on Capitol Hill.
14:01PM Sep 11, 2019

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor
A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.
08:29AM Sep 04, 2019

Follow These Steps For Safe Harvest This Fall

Mike Opperman
MILK Editor
Take a moment to meet with harvest staff to go through safety guidelines.