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labor shortages
Recent government raids targeting undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are causing distress through the agriculture labor sector. Continue reading

A new report by the Farm Credit Services of America shows crop insurance saved nearly 21,000 jobs in four states during the 2012 drought. Continue reading

An executive order by President Donald Trump to suspend refugee arrivals could harm meatpacking companies. The Wall Street Journal reports meatpackers that rely on foreign-born workers to fill tough jobs in rural America could face labor shortages. Continue reading

ag labor
A new survey shows what the true cost of wage and overtime increases for ag labor might be as producers make plans to adjust to the changes. Continue reading

Vineyard Mechanization
Vineyard mechanization was a heavily discussed topic at the annual Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo. One local vineyard has almost been forced to adopt the technology because of labor challenges. Continue reading

H-2A Program
The H-2A program has grown exponentially over the last seven years, especially in California, showing history repeating itself in the agriculture labor sector. Continue reading

strawberry picker workers
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the ag overtime bill, Assembly Bill 1066, which will phase in new overtime rules for agricultural employees over the next four years.

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farm labor shortage
Everett Griner talks about solving the farm labor problem in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

AFBF-Video-Ag-Labor-and-Border Security
For farmers and ranchers, immigration reform must balance agriculture’s need for a dependable supply of agricultural labor with enhanced security at our nation’s border. A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlights those issues, but with political debate ramping up and no practical solutions on the horizon, farmers say important areas of U.S. food production are at risk. Continue reading

Agriculture Labor
A competitive trend in an already challenging agriculture labor, sector is leaving some producers out of luck during harvest.

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