Homegrown Organic Farms Shares 2023 Display Contests Winners

December 20, 2023 Homegrown Organic Farms

Homegrown Organic Farms, an employee-owned fresh fruit marketer and shipper, has announced the winners of their 2023 in-store display contests at participating Four Seasons Produce stores. This year, HGO organized two contest promotions for organic stone fruit and organic grapes.

EFI Makes Sexual Harassment Awareness Training Tools Available

April 12, 2023 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has launched its annual campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly in agriculture.

Stemilt Highlights EFI Team Projects During Farmworker’s Awareness Week

March 31, 2023 Stemilt 

Stemilt is celebrating Farmworker’s Awareness Week by sharing the key role farmworker’s play in its success and reflecting on the continuous improvement projects led by EFI leadership teams that improve safety and work experience for Stemilters in the field and packing operations. 

U.S. Produce Industry Economic Impact Study Shows Return to Pre-Covid Employment, Wages

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the industry plays not only as an employer, but as being critical to the U.S. food system.

USDA Seeks Input on New Grant Program to Strengthen Food Supply Chain, Reduce Irregular Migration, and Improve Labor Protections for Farmworkers

September 26, 2022 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is gathering input to help shape a recently announced planned grant program focused on improving the resiliency of our food and agricultural supply chain by addressing labor shortages in agriculture, reducing irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improving labor protections for farmworkers.