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Some ways to fix H-2A

- Analysis
It’s a widespread complaint: The H-2A program doesn’t work well, and it should be fixed.

One solution to the perennial labor problem

- Analysis
I keep coming back to the subject of labor because it is the biggest issue in the produce industry. It will remain so long after the situation in the United States approaches something closer to normal.

How to think about farm labor: an app

- Analysis
Last week I set out some of the basic requirements for a solution to the farm labor issue. This week I will look at one possible solution.

How to think about farm labor

- Analysis
It’s my custom, when I interview sources, to ask what their greatest concern is for their business or the industry. The answer almost always comes back the same: labor.

Water and labor hold back cherry growers

- Produce Blueprints

In California, water is an eternally hot topic with a familiar refrain: farmers complain that in …

USDA and Labor Department partner to help H-2A employers

- General News

Washington, D.C., March 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership …

H-2A labor concerns rise for spring harvest

- General News
Fruit and vegetable producers are concerned the COVID-19 crisis will disrupt the flow of H-2A labor and thus put their crops and products in danger.

Salinas sees the problems of the future

- Produce Blueprints

The Salinas Valley, like many large parts of the state, is ideal for agriculture. For its …

Potato Growers, House Supporters of Ag Labor Reform to Call for Senate Action on Legislation

- General News
Wed., Feb. 26 at 1:00 pm ET, potato growers from across the United States will host a press conference with agricultural industry partners and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to call on the U.S. Senate to take up legislation to solve the agricultural labor crisis.

Oregon agriculture suffers rising costs

- Produce Blueprints

Although the Oregon produce industry as a whole faces everyday hurdles, perhaps the greatest concern is …