United Fresh Statement Applauding USDA and DOL Announcement of Information Sharing to Assist H-2A Employers

United Fresh and industry stakeholders have been pressing the Administration throughout this crisis to address this issue and ensure that workers are available for produce companies who need H-2A and H-2B workers. ”

U.S. Limits Mexico Guest Worker Visas, Sends Farmers Scrambling

March 19, 2020 Chris Walljasper, Reuters

U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

American Bakers Association Supports the Final Overtime Regulation Rule Issued by the Department of Labor

September 25, 2019 American Bakers Association

A final rule regarding the overtime regulation issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) has addressed and incorporated concerns expressed throughout the rulemaking process by the American Bakers Association (ABA).

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

quitable 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.

Could CA Produce Soon Cost You More? Farms Face Labor Shortages, Immigration Woes

“There’s nothing better than a hand-picked crop,” says Jeff Percy, vice president of southern production for Castroville-based Ocean Mist, the country’s largest grower of fresh artichokes.

“But there’s the minimum wage, the cost,” he says. “The bottom line is, we have to compete.”