Aug. 9 NALC Webinar To Discuss Essentials of Farm Labor Law For Employers and Employees Jul 28, 2023

    🕔Jul 28, 2023
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Labor costs for hired workers account for 12 percent of production expenses for all farms, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. As of April 2023, farms and […]

    Employee Perks and Policies that Pay on the Farm Jan 11, 2023

    🕔Jan 11, 2023
    The first step to winning the war for workers is to keep your star employees happy. “Remember, your all stars work for you because they want to and leave because […]

    Farmworker Wages Up 7% From Last Year, According to USDA Farm Labor Survey Nov 29, 2022

    🕔Nov 29, 2022
    Hired farmworkers play a critical role in U.S. agriculture while making up less than 1% of all U.S. workers, according to a recent USDA report. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

    Farm Labor: Benchmarking Efficiency and Productivity Feb 9, 2022

    🕔Feb 9, 2022
    Labor costs are one of the most prevalent costs on a farm.  As such, farm managers need to evaluate whether they are utilizing labor efficiently and productively.  One way to […]

    Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

    🕔Jul 8, 2021
    For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

    House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Mar 19, 2021

    🕔Mar 19, 2021
    Wall Street Journal writer Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House passed two bills providing pathways to citizenship for certain categories of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, in a […]

    Florida: 2020 Average Farm Land Rental Rates and Farm Worker Wages Jan 21, 2021

    🕔Jan 21, 2021
    Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

    Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

    🕔Sep 10, 2020
    Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

    Coronavirus: Protecting Farm Labor During Pandemic Apr 17, 2020

    🕔Apr 17, 2020
    Maintaining a healthy farm workforce is more important than ever to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure a successful harvest. Purdue Extension recommends the following procedures to protect […]

    Coronavirus: Plenty of Food “In the System,” Guest Worker Concerns Persist Mar 20, 2020

    🕔Mar 20, 2020
    Ryan McCrimmon and Catherine Boudreau reported on Wednesday at Politico that, “Don’t be fooled by the barren grocery store shelves: There’s plenty more food on the way. Meat, dairy and produce groups […]


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