Responsible Recruitment Tool Launches For US Fresh Produce Businesses

July 24, 2020 Stronger Together US

the Stronger Together US Responsible Recruitment Program launches an unparalleled online tool to support US fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor recruiters and growers to achieve and be recognized for responsible recruitment.

B.C. Fruit Growers Worried About Lack of Camp Space as Harvest Season Begins

July 6, 2020 CBC News

Fruit growers in B.C.’s Okanagan region are worried they won’t have enough space for workers this summer, as rules and regulations around COVID-19 have changed the way camps work.

Maryland’s Crab Processing Industry, Already Struggling, Faces New Threat

Around half of Maryland’s crab processing plants will close permanently if President Donald Trump’s new executive order freezing work visas through 2020 is maintained next year, according to an industry leader.

Safety at Work on California Strawberry Farms

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep their employees healthy, and ensure they are providing safe, delicious and nutritious strawberries for consumers.

Prime Minister Announces New Support For Canada’s Fish Harvesters

Canadians working in the fishing industry are feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to support those workers, who help provide families and communities across the country with high-quality fish and seafood.