Gerawan Farming and other California industry leaders are calling on the United Farm Workers and the California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board to certify the long-delayed results of a November 2013 election.
Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle talk about the big stories of the week, from demand for California fruit to high f.o.b. prices for avocados to an immigration raid on produce operations in Nebraska.
A 10-acre hydroponic greenhouse complex and a large potato farming operation in O’Neill, Neb., were two of several agricultural businesses targeted in raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Equitable Food Initiative is a third-party food certification proposal to “bring greater transparency to the supply chain” by convincing retailers to force suppliers to adopt its certification program.