Vilsack Pushes House to Pass Immigration Reform
- May 16, 2014
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
- May 1, 2014
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...
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Posted February 14, 2014 The Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn an enforcement memo on grain bin safety and plans...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...
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...
Ag Employer Violates Federal Labor Law, Damages Awarded to Workers
- August 19, 2013
Posted August 19, 2013 In Fulford v. Daughtry, No. 4:11-CV-103-FL., 2013 WL 3475292 (E.D.N.C. July 10, 2013), the...
Child Labor on Family Farms Preserved through Passed Bill
- July 25, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, which protects the ability of youth to gain training...
Department of Labor To Re-Propose Child Farmworker Rules
- February 4, 2012
Agri-Pulse reports that Department of Labor will “re-propose the parental exception” of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. For full Agri-Pulse...