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United Fresh, US Apple endorse Farm Workforce Modernization Act

- General News

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2019) – The United Fresh Produce Association BB #:145458 applauds …

Rising labor costs hit Midwest firms hard

- Produce Blueprints

The U.S. unemployment rate as a whole was down to 3.5 percent in September, the lowest …

Equitable Food Initiative Offers Free Responsible Recruitment Scorecard for the Produce Industry

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative has released a free resource to the fresh produce industry to help grower-shippers identify and reduce risk in their foreign recruitment processes and with farm labor contractors.

PMA Talent Talk: Managing younger professionals

- General News

ANAHEIM, CA – PMA Fresh Summit has always been a gathering place, but today, it’s also …

Driscoll’s to screen The Last Harvest documentary at Fresh Summit, underscoring ongoing farm labor challenges

- General News
The documentary offers a rare opportunity to hear the hopes, hardships and a sense of life-purpose in harvesting good berries from three independent family growers, and explores the issues contributing to agriculture’s labor shortage and proposes possible solutions to overcoming these challenges.

Showing the weight of lobbying

- Analysis
While it’s important that Senators and U.S. representatives hear from their constituents in the produce industry, Congress usually reverts to its paralyzed, partisan ways, with little legislation to show for the industry’s efforts. But this year, that may change.

New foodservice products focus on labor savings

- General News

MONTEREY, CA – The labor crunch is hitting the foodservice industry as hard as ever. Fresh …

Equitable Food Initiative Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Promote Responsible Labor Practices in Mexico

- Retail
Equitable Food Initiative has received a $1.2 million grant from Walmart Foundation to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico. The grant runs through the end of 2020.

Labor problems don’t spare New Jersey growers

- Produce Blueprints

The perennial thorn of labor remains a trouble spot for those in New Jersey, as well …

USApple supports H2A Proposal

- General News

PRESS RELEASE Falls Church, VA (July 18, 2019)—The U.S. Apple Association BB #:145473 (USApple) is pleased …