• California fruit league changes name

California fruit league changes name

  • August 12th, 2014

Nearly 80 years after its inception, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League announced they are changing their name to the California Fresh Fruit Association to better reflect the growing diversity of fruit its members grow.

The new name was proposed as part of a five-year planning mission to better [...]

  • Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but warned it fears massive border backlogs unless the Secretary of State takes action to prioritize farm worker visa requests.

The association says the normally smooth two-day border crossing process for farm workers [...]

  • Growers make H-2A work

Growers make H-2A work

  • May 1st, 2014
Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Michigan growers worry about labor

If nothing gets done to solve immigration issues this year, and, with it, assure a supply of domestic seasonal workers for agriculture, farmers will have to find ways to adjust.

Dawn Drake, manager of the Michigan Processing Apple Growers, said that Michigan Farm Bureau and its affiliate, the Michigan Agricultural [...]

  • Paying for rest time

Paying for rest time

  • April 29th, 2014
Paying a piece-rate equivalent for rest breaks helps keep workers productive and motivated, a labor specialist says.