Posts Tagged ‘workers’

Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Pass Overtime Pay for Farmworkers

After recent years of record-high temperatures and raging wildfires, Oregon farmworkers will now be entitled to overtime pay under a bill passed by the state legislature last week. The legislation states that farmworkers will eventually be entitled to overtime pay after 40 hours of work. If signed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, as is expected, […]

What the Build Back Better Act Means for Agriculture

Today, after months of negotiations, Congress passed the Build Back Better Act in a 220 to 213 vote. Falling mainly along party lines, Democrats have been trying to get this ambitious piece of legislation, proposed by President Biden ahead of his inauguration, passed for months. Coming in at $1.75 trillion, the act will impact nearly […]

Meeting the Growing Need for Accessible Agriculture

On most combine harvesters, the ladder runs straight up and down, with no curvature over the wheel. On some, the first step to that ladder is 33 inches up, more than two-and-a-half feet off the ground. That’s a hefty hike up and a big drop down, especially when you’re climbing in and out of the […]

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