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USDA, in coordination with other federal agencies, announced that it will develop a pilot program utilizing up to $65 million in American Rescue Plan funding to provide support for agricultural employers in implementing robust health and safety standards to promote a safe, healthy work environment. The program will address labor shortages in agriculture, expand legal pathways for migration, and improve working conditions for farmworkers....

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has collaborated with Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center to support the development of a worksite training and toolkit, ¡Basta! Preventing Sexual Harassment in Agriculture. The toolkit features videos in both English and Spanish, as well as educational materials that can be used in workplaces (posters, shareable graphics, and a detailed fact sheet). The PNASH team worked for six years and engaged more than 48 different stakeholders in the development—including farmworkers, grower associations, health care advocates, human rights organizations, state and federal agencies, farmworker rights groups, private businesses and nonprofits like Equitable Food Initiative. "This...

National Farmworker Awareness Week, scheduled for March 25-31, 2022, honors farmworkers' important contributions and raises awareness about the issues they face. The event is coordinated by Student Actions with Farmworkers and includes awareness campaigns, clothing and supply drives, rallies, and social media actions....

Related ATTRA publication: Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association and the Agricultural Justice Project are offering help for farmers in the North Central SARE Region in enacting clear, fair labor policies and practices that improve employee quality of life and retention. The Fair Farms Program allows farmers in the region to complete a confidential 30-minute self-assessment for labor and pricing practices and submit written employment policies. They will then receive an individualized report with resources for strengthening the farm operation. The program is also offering educational events on topics such as creating a health and safety...

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Farm Commons, and Land-Grant Extension programs in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont are collaborating to develop innovative farm labor models. They're seeking input from mid-scale diversified fruit and vegetable farmers, farm employees, and farm workers in New England and New York who practice sustainable growing methods and who market products directly to consumers or engage in wholesale/institutional markets. Complete an online survey for farm owners or farm workers....