labor

Resources available for COVID booster shot clinics for farmworkers

As the 2022 season gets into full swing and labor crews arrive to farms, COVID-19 outbreaks are still a risk for growers and their workers. Despit... continue reading »

California Farm Bureau, UC to survey labor impacts

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of b... continue reading »

IFPA members testify in House ag committee hearing

Two members of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) testified during a House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee hearing on horticulture ... continue reading »

Labor shortages at root of shipping, trucking mandates further issues

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at t... continue reading »

Addressing labor challenges through automation, robotics

Almost from the moment robots first appeared in factories in the 1960s, the immediate reaction among factory workers was a fear that automation would ... continue reading »

Sustainability, supply chain, labor shortages contribute to end-of-line machinery market growth

End-of-line (EoL) machinery accounts for nearly 47% of the U.S. packaging machinery market with steady growth forecast through 2026, according to the ... continue reading »

Hartnell, Festo Didactic partner on move to improve skilled labor availability

New technology in agriculture is reshaping the future of farming. The transformation of the agricultural sector, in what is also becoming a highly aut... continue reading »

Automation, company culture ways to help mitigate labor challenges

Running a food business during a global pandemic is nothing short of challenging. It’s led to unprecedented change in terms of consumer demand, and ... continue reading »

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Produce orgs urge government to address supply-chain problems

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Nov. 3 on the challenges facing the entire agricultural supply chain. As part of the hearing, a join... continue reading »

OSHA considering heat-protection rules for outdoor workers

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environment... continue reading »