Americans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally grown and responsibly harvested. In California, farmers and ranchers produce more than 400 commodities. That’s more than a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits...

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  • Duvall: America needs a better guest worker program to solve a farm labor shortage
    Americans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally grown and responsibly harvested. Our country's prodigious output isn't automatic and doesn't happen ...
    02/17/2019 - 4:15 pm | View Link
  • LA Times Op-Ed: ‘America Has a Farm Labor Shortage. We Need a Better Guest Worker Program’
    The Los Angeles Times recently ran “America has a farm labor shortage. We need a better guest worker program,” an op-ed by AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “America agriculture relies on hundreds of ...
    02/12/2019 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • America has a farm labor shortage. We need a better guest worker program
    Americans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally grown and responsibly harvested. In California, farmers and ranchers produce more than 400 ...
    02/11/2019 - 7:46 pm | View Link
  • Our View: Getting America's work done
    One big need here on the Central Coast is for the President and Congress to coalesce on a comprehensive guest-worker ... U.S. Department of Labor, nearly half the farm workers in this country are ...
    11/7/2018 - 1:13 am | View Link
  • Budget season is a terrifying time for advocates of 'America first' labor policy
    The drive comes after the industry already gained a 20 percent increase in the supply of those visas, and as industrial farming companies boosted their use of H-2A farm worker visas by ... we’ve had a ...
    09/15/2017 - 12:43 am | View Link
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  • Bracero program
    The bracero program (from the Spanish term bracero, meaning "manual laborer" or "one who works using his arms") was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated on August 4, 1942, when the United States signed the Mexican Farm Labor Agreement with Mexico.The agreement guaranteed decent living conditions (sanitation, adequate shelter and food) and a minimum wage of 30 cents an hour; it ...
    04/22/2019 - 10:02 am | View Website
  • Rodeo Austin
    The new federal farm bill offers relief to dairy farmers but may come too late for smaller dairy farmers as low prices continue. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson from Minnesota is looking to roll out the program before summer.
    04/20/2019 - 6:40 pm | View Website
  • Current Issues & Policy
    Get involved! Become a member today! The use of Genetically Modified Organisms in agricultural production continues to rise. Advances in GMO research and resulting outcomes have increased yields, reduced the need for pesticide applications, and increased food safety.
    04/19/2019 - 11:13 pm | View Website
  • Timeline of Agricultural Labor | NFWM
    • 1952: Temporary guest worker visa program was made an official law as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). • 1962: Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta joined the organizing efforts of the Filipino farm workers and founded the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers – UFW) in California. Their worker-led movement drew national attention to ...
    04/19/2019 - 7:52 pm | View Website
  • Bracero History Archive | About
    About. The Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States, ended more than four decades ago. Current debates about immigration policy-including discussions about a new guest worker program-have put the program back in the news and made it all the more important to understand this chapter of American history.
    04/19/2019 - 8:47 am | View Website
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