New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.

Are you the employer of choice?

By |April 7th, 2014|

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

Bryan Mrachek, Young Grower, March 1, 2014

By |March 6th, 2014|

Bryan Mrachek / grower / Malaga, Washington

age / 27

family farm / Lucky Bohemian Farms, which is owned by Laura and [...]

EPA proposes pesticide exposure rules

By |February 25th, 2014|

EPA proposes revised safety rules on pesticide exposure to farm workers

Give feedback on crop insurance

By |January 29th, 2014|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions in February to [...]

Labor worries

By |January 21st, 2014|

Michigan is at the north end of the migrant stream.

Guest worker summit planned for labor conference

By |January 7th, 2014|

A half-day summit on how seasonal employers can best use the federal H-2A guest worker program to obtain a [...]

Meet Chris Britton, USApple chair

By |January 6th, 2014|

Securing an adequate workforce is the organization’s number-one priority.

Understanding how the Affordable Care Act affects growers

By |November 27th, 2013|

Ag employers and employees face a mandate to offer and have health insurance.

Good Point: The EEOC is targeting Pacific Northwest growers

By |November 18th, 2013|

Growers should be on alert for claims made by employees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency [...]