Statement by United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel on the reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1537)

“The Farm Workforce Modernization Act introduced by Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is a testament to the efforts the agriculture industry and our friends in labor and of course to the bipartisan members of Congress who are supporting this legislation.”

EFI Relaunches Responsible Recruitment Scorecard

February 16, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

WASHINGTON — In support of the fresh produce industry’s commitment to the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, retail buyers are increasingly asking grower-shippers to demonstrate how they are proactively keeping forced labor out of their

Tracking COVID-19: Meat and Poultry Worker Case Rates Five Times Lower in December Than May, General Population Nine Times Higher

New analysis of independent data for 2020 show that reported new COVID-19 infection rates amongst meat and poultry workers were five times lower in December than in May, while rates in the general population rocketed up by nine times in the same period.

California Strawberry Commission Releases Videos to Help Protect Workers from COVID-19

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) is continuing to focus on worker health and safety training amidst the challenging times caused by the coronavirus pandemic.