Drones For Farming Specialist Abz Innovation Launches Solution That Could Offer Way Out of Farm Labor Crisis

August 4, 2023 ABZ Innovation

Hungary-based drones for agriculture pioneer ABZ Innovation is readying its introduction into the UK market following success in countries across Europe with a technology that could help alleviate Britain’s farm labour shortage. Already present in five countries, the system offers a revolutionary new use for drones far removed from hobbyists or their use in conflict zones.

Advancements in Apple Picking: An Industry Addresses Tight Farm Labor Markets

To prevent bruising and ensure farmers can harvest their crop at its peak, apples intended for sale in fresh markets are picked by hand. Consequently, labor is among the biggest expenses for U.S. apple growers, accounting for up to a fourth of production costs.

Fairtrade Canada Celebrates May Fairtrade Month With #Itsonlyfair Campaign, Raising Awareness of the Inequities in Pay for Farmers and Workers

May 13, 2022 Fairtrade Canada

Throughout May, Fairtrade Canada – the Canadian chapter of Fairtrade International, the world’s most recognized label for social justice and sustainability – will celebrate the farmers, workers, brands, retailers, and advocates who make up the Fairtrade system during their Fairtrade Month campaign. The month-long campaign will answer the question “Why Fairtrade?” Because It’s Only Fair.

First Farm Labor Contractors in the U.S. achieve Clearview Certification for Responsible Recruitment Practices

September 30, 2021 Stronger Together

Stronger Together US is proud to announce Oregon-based AgriLabor and California-based AgSocio are the first farm labor contractors (FLCs) to achieve Clearview certification in the United States.

‘Broccoli has to be Hand Cut’: Travel Limits Squeezing Flow of Seasonal Workers to Fruit, Vegetable Farms

Fruit and vegetable growers say sweeping new travel restrictions are cutting off the flow of seasonal labour to Canadian farms, threatening to disrupt harvests as Ottawa bars foreign travellers in an attempt to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus.