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October 20, 2008
Industry experts share how growers can reduce labor costs by looking at their operations and processes.
August 6, 2008
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) unveiled a report that suggests illegal immigrant population has declined by about 1.3 million since last summer, due in large part to tougher enforcement.
June 25, 2008
Sun Valley Farms, a cut flower grower in Arcata, Calif., was forced to lay off half of its workforce after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) found that 283 employees were not eligible to work in the United States due to incorrect employment numbers.
June 17, 2008
May 21, 2008
The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to add the Emergency Agriculture Relief Act (EARA) to the 2008 emergency supplemental spending bill, providing a temporary solution to stabilize the experienced agricultural workforce and overhauling the H-2A
February 20, 2008
Managing people, plants and your greenhouse will be the focus of a two-day Greenhouse Management Workshop next week at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Feb. 26-27. Hydroponics and organic production are on the p
January 2, 2008
While growers got a reprieve from Social Security "no-match" letters in 2007, states have enacted their own illegal immigration enforcement laws that will take effect this year.
August 29, 2007
University of California farm labor advisor Gregorio Billikopf shares his views on what enforcement of the Social Security No-Match Letter rule will mean for agriculture. The rule takes effect Sept. 14.
August 15, 2007
Starting in the middle of September, growers will need to be extra vigilant in making sure they are in compliance with the Social Security No Match rule, which will be published in the Federal Register any day now and take effect 30 days later.
July 11, 2007
Although Congress may have failed to implement immigration reform, the Society of American Florists expects increased worksite law enforcement and for employers who fail to adhere to employment verfication procedures to face stiffer civil and criminal
July 5, 2007
After more than a year of contentious debate, the comprehensive immigration reform bill championed by many in the Senate along with the Bush administration is officially dead. Last Thursday, the Senate failed to invoke cloture, or end debate, by a vote
May 23, 2007
Now is the time for growers' voices to be heard on immigration reform. The U.S. Senate is taking up debate and action with the hopes of fixing a broken system.
May 16, 2007
Today is lobby day on Capitol Hill for the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform and the national Council of Agricultural Employers. Both American Nursery & Landscape Association and the Society of American Florists (SAF) are taking a leadin
May 2, 2007
Starting this fall, Dr. Claudio Pasian will be teaching students a course on supervising Latino Workers. He will examine current issues faced by immigrant workers in agriculture. Cultural, historical and legal issues affecting workplace relations will
April 11, 2007
In response to last week's news item, two more suppliers shared they have or are working on bilingual resources for growers.