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Protecting Values In the Nation
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on COVID-related Paid Leave for School Reopenings »
The paid leave requirements that Congress created this spring in response to COVID-19 remain in place until December 31, 2...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Opposes Legislation that Would Gut FIFRA »
The PLNA board of directors last week voted to support the existing Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FI...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Expands Pandemic Grower Relief to Horticulture »
Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, August 11, USDA announced expanded eligibility for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS Releases an Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of an additional 35,000 H-2...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Training Required for Paraquat Applicators »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken recent actions on the active ingredient paraqu...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Suspends Visa Processing in Mexico Leaving the H-2A and H-2B Programs in the Lurch »
WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S, Department of State has suspended the processing of visas in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pa...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Overtime Rules Go into Effect January 1 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This is just a friendly reminder that the new federal overtime rules go into effect on January 1, 2020....
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Reform Still in Limbo »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – H-2B reform is still in limbo. A bill that would double the number of H-2B visas available is ready to...
Saturday, December 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2A Reform Passes House »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed by a bipartisan majority of 260-165 the Farm Workfor...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Fly-In Set for Washington November 13 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A fly-in is planned for November 13, 2019 in Washington to lobby the House members to move the appropri...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updates on the H-2A Guest Agriculture Guest Worker Program »
Legislation - A bill to reform the H-2A guest worker program, which authorizes visas for temporary guest workers in agric...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Issues New Overtime Regs »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations on September 24, 2019 concerning the muc...
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keeping Your Workforce Intact in the Current Immigration Enforcement Climate »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump has made immigration enforcement the centerpiece of his administration. This enforcemen...
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act Now to Save H-2B! »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - While the H-2B guest worker program used by many landscape contractors had its best year since 2008, pr...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS Authorizes up to 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas for FY 2019 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On May 8, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) published a...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Reaffirms Safety of Glyphosate, Environmental Groups Disagree, Controversy Continues »
On April 30, EPA issued an interim decision on the herbicide glyphosate that states, in part, “EPA continues to find that...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Proposes New Overtime Rules »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations concerning the much-anticipated revis...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ag Trucking Relief Act Introduced »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) recently released The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 1673) — a...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Farm Labor Bill Takes Shape »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) is floating a bill called the “Helping Labor Personnel (HELP) Farms Ac...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Approves Authority to Increase H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the deal to end the partial shutdown of the federal government, H-2B advocates in Washington...
Friday, January 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Act Now to Save H-2B! »
This week a bipartisan, bicameral H-2B letter to leadership was circulated by Reps. Pingree (D-ME) and Harris (R-MD), an...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress MUST Vote on H-2B Reforms by this Friday »
On Friday, December 7, funding for several federal agencies was due to run out unless Congress passed a set of appropriati...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the New Congress Tackle Immigration and Guest Worker Program Reform? »
With the November 6 mid-term elections just behind us, what can we expect come January 1, 2019 in the new Congress? The...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Labor Proposes H-2A and H-2B Rule Changes »
Last May, the Trump Administration promised that they would undertake regulatory reform of the H-2A guest worker program....
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Labor Targets Landscaping Industry in H-2B Crackdown; Webinar Scheduled »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an enforcement initiative that is targeting landscap...
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm Bill Authorization Stalls in Congress »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The 2014 Farm Bill expired on September 30 of this year as Congress squabbled over key provisions of the...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Defers Action on H-2B Program Until After Midterm Elections »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The H-2B returning worker provision and some modest H-2B reforms did not make it into the FY2019 federa...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Panel Approves H-2B Returning Worker Provision »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week the House Appropriations Committee agreed by voice vote to reinstate the H-2B returning worke...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Action on New Guest Worker Program for Agriculture Postponed until Fall… or Later »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week The House failed to bring the H.R. 6517, the AG and Legal Workforce Act to the floor for a...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Approaching One-year Anniversary of OSHA Silica Dust Rule: Are You Complying? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last September 23, the OSHA silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect w...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Proposed H-2C Guest Worker Program May Get a Vote in the Congress »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed new H-2C program legislation for agricultural guest workers is scheduled for a vote the we...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Homeland Security Authorizes 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secretary of Homeland Security announced May 31 that she had made the decision to increase by 15,00...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louisiana Could Halt Professional Certifications »
BATON ROUGE - A bill recently introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives could bring a halt to the use of privat...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Program Could Expand Under Recent Legislation »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Taking advantage of the “must-pass” omnibus FY 2018-19 federal spending bill, PLNA, AmericanHort and th...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will New H-2C Guest Worker Program See the Light of Day? »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) has introduced a bill to create a new guest worker program for a...

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