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US Foods Summer Scoop line provides labor savings

- General News
US Foods Holding Corp. announced today the launch of Summer Scoop. Themed “Dining Out Is In Again,” Summer Scoop features 18 on-trend, versatile, profit-driving products designed to reduce back-of-house preparation and skilled-labor demands.

Tips to better attract and retain labor

- General News
The produce industry has trouble finding enough labor during normal times, so when the labor market is especially tight, like now, it hurts that much more.

Back to work: Watch your messages

- Analysis
Employers may want to make sure they’re not giving the wrong message to employees who had been working remotely but are coming back to the workplace.

Causes of the labor shortage a complex mix

- Analysis
Complaining that people don’t want to work because they could make more on unemployment is a funny way of admitting that you pay poverty wages.

George W. Bush pushes immigration reform

- Analysis
The latest organization to speak out in favor of immigration reform is the George W. Bush Institute. Is there a chance?

AMI: Lack of labor causing mushroom shortage

- General News
Retailers are facing fresh mushroom shortages as producers struggle to find labor for their operations, said Rachel Roberts, president of the American Mushroom Institute.

Thousands pick asparagus when Ag labor fails

- General News
These most recent videos from the farm spark anger, frustration, and heartbreak. This is not a feel-good story about saving asparagus from food waste.

Washington ag groups win lawsuit against restrictive state COVID rules

- General News
Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson ruled in favor of agriculture groups, prohibiting the State of Washington from enforcing unreasonable emergency COVID-19 regulations farm leaders say don’t incorporate best science, the arrival of vaccines, and are pushing farmers out of business.

The Labor Conundrum: The future is far away

- Produce Blueprints
To sum up the future perspective, labor costs for growing fruits and vegetables in the United States are likely to increase. Large-scale mechanization will probably occur over the next decade, but it’s not here yet.

The Labor Conundrum: Mechanization as a solution

- Produce Blueprints
Fruit and vegetable growers have looked with a longing eye to mechanization as a way out of the chronic labor shortage. Certainly, there have been developments, although progress has been piecemeal.