AG Labor Update
A replacement for H2A?
If you want to get a farmer-of-few-words talking, ask them what they don’t like about the H2A program. Then you can sit back and get comfortable while they count the ways. Most growers resort to H2A only when they’ve run out of other options.
Six questions series: how to detect sexual harassment?
On Saturday, as sexual harassment continued to make national headlines, the Yakima Herald brought the issue home to the agricultural community in WA state. The article pointed out the challenges with farmworkers reporting harassment, and mentioned some resources for prevention.
Six questions every AG employer should ask themselves about sexual harassment (Part 1)
With a new bombshell dropping nearly every day implicating celebrities, politicians and business leaders in sexual harassment, employers may be starting to break a sweat. Agriculture isn’t exempt.
Labor shortage strategies: Satisfy, Stretch, Substitute, Supplement
A report in Rural Migration News describes the four strategies agricultural employers are using to address the labor shortage: satisfy, stretch, substitute, and supplement.
$12+ an hour: the new normal?
As of April 2017, only six states in the US report average farmworker wages below $12/hour--AR, LA, MS, GA, SC and AL. For all farm labor, the US average is now $13.23/hour.
How to text 1000 farmworkers in less than a minute
Did you know that about 8.6 trillion text messages are sent each year? That includes 6 billion per day in the US alone. And farmworkers are no exception to the texting trend.