The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. 
Starting January 1, 2023, the AEWRs to be paid for H-2A workers are as follows:
  • Arizona         $15.62
  • California      $18.65
  • Colorado       $16.34
  • New Mexico  $15.62
Teresa McQueen

Netafim’s President and CEO Mike Hemman Discusses How Growers Can Respond to California’s Record Drought

Mike Hemman, President and CEO of Netafim, joins Dennis Donohue and Candace Wilson on this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley to discuss the short- and long-term strategies for adapting to the nuanced water needs growers have amid the ongoing California drought.

Kara Timmins

Registration is open for the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) Forum, a must-attend event for human resources, labor and safety professionals working in agriculture. The APMA Forum will take place on January 18-20, 2023, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. A packed schedule of seminars is filled with content to fulfill the promise of the event’s theme of “Bridging the Gap from Compliance to Excellence.”

Jeff Morrison, Director of Innovation & New Technology at Grimmway, spoke at the Lunch & Learn at The WG Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas on December 14.  Morrison attracted 20 startups to his talk, which is the most engagement for the monthly event yet.

Western Growers’ Dennis Donohue, Center for Innovation and Technology Director, emceed the occasion.

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