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H-2A Wage Increase Set

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H-2A wages will increase by 4.5% in 2021. The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA released its Farm Labor Survey, which the Department of Labor will use to generate the 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for the H-2A program, according to a news release.

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Santa Barbara County Food and Agriculture Clinic Consortium Letter to Secretary Richardson

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Dear Secretary Richardson,

Congratulations on your recent appointment and thank you for your leadership during this time of great need. The Santa Barbara County Food and Agriculture Clinic Consortium was convened to advance the common goal of promoting public health by administering the COVID vaccine to Food and Agriculture Workers who want to receive the vaccine as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Immediate Action Agreement for Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

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Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession.

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Chairman Scott Welcomes Members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress

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Ahead of today's House Agriculture Committee Full Committee Virtual Meeting, Chairman David Scott of Georgia welcomed new and returning Democratic Members of the Committee for the 117th Congress.

"The issues facing the Agriculture Committee are as important now than ever before," said Chairman Scott. "While this roster includes an impressive diversity of region, background, and agricultural priorities, I have faith that each of these Members will work diligently to fight for the interests of our consumers, food and fiber producers, and rural communities."

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