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DOL Drops “Hot Goods” Charges

  • January 25, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is dropping a lawsuit against two Oregon blueberry growers accused...

USDA Spending $29 Million to House Farm Laborers

  • November 10, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $29 million...

Tyson Workers Awarded $5.8 Million

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 On Monday, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals awarded $5.8 million to a class of Tyson...

Vilsack Pushes House to Pass Immigration Reform

Posted May 16, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and the White House continue their push for a vote on...

Federal Judge Upholds Vacated Settlement Between Labor Dept. and Blueberry Growers

Posted May 1, 2014   A federal judge recently upheld a previous ruling vacating settlement agreements between the U.S. Department of...

UDSA and HHS Disagree over Poultry Rules

  • April 14, 2014

Posted April 14, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) disagree...

NALC Resource: Labor Law Reading Room

  • March 31, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

OSHA Issues Rule on Whistleblower Protection under FSMA

  • March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an interim final rule protecting workers who report...

Farm Bureau, Ag Groups Push House to Act on Immigration

  • February 28, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014   Over 600 groups, including 154 agricultural organizations are calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to...

EPA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

  • February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard...

OSHA Withdraws Enforcement Memo on Grain Bin Safety

  • February 14, 2014

Posted February 14, 2014   The Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn an enforcement memo on grain bin safety and plans...

Farm Bill to Stop DOL from Acting Alone

  • February 11, 2014

Posted February 11, 2014   Provisions of the recently enacted farm bill require the Department of Labor (DOL) to consult with...

Congressman Urges OSHA to Dismiss Fines Against Small Farmers

  • January 29, 2014

Posted January 29, 2014   U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) recently responded to reports of excessive fines on small farming operations...

AFBF President Criticizes EPA, Congress in Convention Remarks

  • January 14, 2014

Posted January 14, 2014   The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Bob Stallman, criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Report Says Farm Workers Need Stronger Labor Protection

  • December 17, 2013

Posted December 17, 2013   A recent report shows that stronger labor protections and enforcement are needed to improve conditions for...

Resource Guide Assists Military Veterans Interested in Farming

  • December 4, 2013

Posted December 4, 2013   A resource guide developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Farmer Veteran Coalition...

New YouTube Channel Focuses on Agriculture Safety

  • November 7, 2013

Posted November 7, 2013   Agriculture safety is the focus of a new YouTube channel, U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,...

Farm Groups React to CA Minimum Wage Increase

  • September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013   Farm groups are having mixed reactions to a bill that will increase the minimum wage in...

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

  • August 23, 2013

Posted August 23, 2013 For attorneys, students, and other professionals interested in agricultural and food law, the 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

Agriculture Industry Wants to Override Veto on North Carolina Immigration Bill

  • August 20, 2013

Posted August 20, 2013 In addition to the debate in Congress over immigration, the North Carolina legislature passed an immigration...