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EFI celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week growth

- General News
Publicity and social engagement throughout the agricultural industry involved politicians, government agencies, schools and businesses.

Hire-ready students expected at Viva Fresh

- General News
Are you looking for new employees… either interns or full-time new hires? In just ONE DAY the future of our supply chain will be ready to talk to you about who they are and how they can make a difference within your company.

IFPA director named to Wilson Center Task Force on Ag Labor

- General News
IFPA Director of U.S. Government Relations John Hollay was named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force convened by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars that aims to develop a series of evidence-based policy recommendations to improve labor recruitment and employment conditions for farm workers throughout North America.

Stemilt, CIERTO partnership fosters ethical migration practices for farmworkers

- General News
Why don’t we create an international recruitment organization to demonstrate how recruitment should be done? This is the question Joe Martinez, co-founder, and CEO of CIERTO, asked himself over 12 years ago.

EFI celebrates National Farmworker Awareness Week

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has released an updated communications toolkit in preparation for Farmworker Awareness Week, which is held March 25-31 annually.

USApple board meets with agriculture secretary to discuss trade, labor

- General News
The U.S. Apple Association’s Board of Directors met this morning with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and key members of his senior leadership team at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Restaurant report shows breakfast delivery rising, as are wages and financing

- General News
Square released the latest edition of its quarterly Restaurant Industry Report, which uses data across Square’s food and beverage sellers to examine dining trends, along with shifts in both consumer spending and restaurant wages.

The Year Ahead: Technology and labor

- Produce Blueprints
“Labor issues are starting to stabilize, but they remain a real concern for most retailers and suppliers I speak with,” says Kevin Brooks, of Procurant

Legislation proposed to freeze AEWR

- Analysis
The federal H-2A program for agricultural guestworkers has long been an object of complaint for fruit and vegetable growers.

IFPA calls for member action to demand wage relief

- General News
IFPA has announced support for the Supporting Farm Operations Act (HR 7046), an immediate and meaningful measure to address wage relief.