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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 »

Labor, infrastructure, nutrition to highlight United Fresh’s Washington Conference

The past year introduced many changes to “business as usual” in the produce industry. Perhaps one of the most pronounced shifts occurred on the ad... continue reading »

SCOTUS rules against union organizers’ access to farm property

In what was seen as a victory for property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third p... continue reading »

Farm labor bill may need revisions to pass in Senate

Bloomberg reported recently that legislation to reform the broken foreign ag labor program and allow agricultural workers to earn legal status “has... continue reading »

Reps restart efforts on Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed the March 4 reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif... continue reading »

USDA locks in H-2A minimum wage rate for ’21

With the release of USDA’s Farm Labor Survey on Feb. 11, farmers that utilize the H-2A program finally know the minimum wage they must pay their H-2... continue reading »