More and more farms are turning to the H-2A Program to lean on a reliable source of labor. Nigel Bocanegra, Executive Director of the California Farm Labor Contractors Association (CFLCA), has helped many farms make the transition to include H-2A labor in their workforce. We tapped into his knowledge during our recent conversation with him, discussing what the future of farm labor looks like based on the trends he has observed.Read More
Finally, some help may be on the horizon: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA). This bill already passed the House and is now in the hands of the Senate. It could make a meaningful difference for many farmers and workers, but it needs a serious push from growers like you to get it across the finish line. Here are five things you need to know and one action you can take now.Read More
Labor shortages are an obvious problem for the American agriculture industry. Time and time again, we hear there aren’t enough people wanting to do these labor-intensive jobs. A grower in Washington commented they previously operated on hope. But hope isn’t a strategy—so many growers are now turning to the H-2A program.Read More
Earlier this year, insights, coupled with our team's hard work, enabled the development of an innovative payroll card with features built for the realities of agriculture.Read More
Ganaz announced the launch of digital pay stubs, an innovative new feature of the Ganaz MasterCard® Payroll Card, enabling employers and workers in agriculture and food processing industries to finally move to a fully digital payday.Read More
“The efficiency to have everybody on direct deposit or payroll cards is going to be wonderful. I can’t imagine how anybody else would still keep printing out checks.” - Olivia Juarez, HR Manager, NWFMRead More
Some farmworkers may never have used a debit or credit card, and need to understand why they should choose a payroll card over the more familiar paycheck. Here are 8 practices you can implement to encourage farmworkers to adopt payroll cards.Read More
“Some of the things that I see from working with this payroll card is just not having to chase employees around. So, it's just a lot of extra time that we could be spending on something else here on the ranch.”
- Victor Camacho, Assistant Manager, NWFMRead More
Hiring employees means complying with regulations around taxes, documentation and more… and non-compliance is expensive. I-9 Forms, which are used to verify the identity and employment authorization status of employees, are a common area of non-compliance.Read More
We had a quick chat with Jose Garcia, an Area Manager for NWFM, an apple and cherry grower. Jose, like many other Hiring Managers, would hire from his truck, in the field, carrying stacks of paperwork. He gave us a window into his experience as a Hiring Manager and the hiring process.Read More
Above The Dirt interview where Sherri Burris, HR Compliance Office Manager, and Sheila Waulters, AP Manager, shared why they opted to switch their current payroll card supplier for the Ganaz Mastercard® Payroll Card - built for the realities of Agriculture.Read More
Effective communication can reduce labor costs, increase worker engagement, and save lives. We’re going to talk about the impact of effective workforce communication on agribusiness.Read More
See what other farmworkers are saying about the Ganaz payroll card.
Farmwork is a hard job. This is why you deserve to receive every cent of the money you earn. But if you don’t belong to a bank and currently cash checks to get your wages, you might be losing out on some important income.Read More
While finding the right employees has never been an easy task, labor shortages caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic have made it even more challenging to find the workers you need.
This guide advises you on 8 steps proven to be effective in finding and hiring farmworkers for your upcoming seasonal needs.Read More
If you pay people late, even unintentionally, you can rack up large fines. Payroll cards solve this problem and you get the costs savings associated with direct deposit, but only if they're designed for ag.
Hannah Freeman, CEO and Co-founder of Ganaz, shared with the California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLA) key insights to help ag employers.Read More
Agricultural jobs necessitate extended periods of physically demanding labor, often in hot and humid weather. Farmworkers are more susceptible to heat-related diseases due to these environmental and work situations. Ag employers can help farmworkers by communicating preventative measures via text messages regularly as a supplement to safety training.Read More
Although the world is progressing by leaps and bounds, the ag industry is still unable to move to direct deposit for most of its workforce. Fortunately, payroll debit cards offer a convenient way to issue wages via direct deposit. However, we find that some farmworkers have an understandable fear of switching to payroll cards. To overcome those fears, we’re breaking down the advantages of payroll pay cards.Read More
Ganaz announced the launch of the Ganaz MasterCard® Payroll Card, enabling employers and workers in the agriculture and food processing industries to finally move to digital payments as most other industries have done.Read More