June 2024 - 8

LEGISLATION
TACKLING
AG LABOR
An update on progress and politics
BY MATT MIKA
A
s the agricultural industry deals with persistent labor
challenges, there are two noteworthy updates to
share about the latest
progress in our nation's
capital. The recent release
of the final report from the
Agricultural Labor Working
Group (ALWG) by the House
Agriculture Committee marks
a significant step towards
addressing pressing issues.
Meanwhile, party politics
are at play with the recent
border bill. The industry is
dealing with both progress
and political obstacles as we
work to find better solutions
for agricultural labor.
AmericanHort
commends the House
Agriculture Committee
for establishing the
Agricultural Labor
Working Group.
- Ken Fisher, president
ALWG RELEASES FINAL
REPORT
The ALWG was led by
co-chairs Rep. Rick Crawford and Rep. Don Davis. The final
report is the product of a months-long effort to identify
8 JUNE 2024 GPNMAG.COM
and CEO of AmericanHort
workforce challenges facing the agriculture industry and
propose potential legislative solutions. AmericanHort
contributed to this effort
by meeting with members
of Congress, staff and the
committee. While the House
Agriculture Committee
does not have jurisdiction
over labor issues, the
committee knows the
importance of this issue for
the industry, and sent its
recommendations to the
appropriate committees
for review.
" AmericanHort commends
the House Agriculture
Committee for establishing
the Agricultural Labor
Working Group and
applauds the group's efforts
to improve the availability
of labor through programs like H-2A, which has been
a critical program for the agriculture and horticulture
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of June 2024

Table of Contents
Editor's Report | Labor updates
Legislation | Tackling ag labor
Management | All-in-one installation
Labor | Labor survey report
Labor | New H-2A worker protections will start this year
CAST 2024 | CAST crazes of 2024
Pest & Disease Management | Start clean, stay clean
Biologicals | Plant health and biologicals
Dr. Bugs | Biological control agent of Western flower thrips
Forty Under 40 Perspectives | Remote Sales success
Culture Report | Sparkling new Princettia varieties
Duets | Plant pathology perspective from floriculture royalty
AmericanHort | Dive deeper and gain an edge
Product Marketplace
Industry News
Classifieds/Ad Index
June 2024 - 1
June 2024 - 2
June 2024 - Table of Contents
June 2024 - Editor's Report | Labor updates
June 2024 - 5
June 2024 - 6
June 2024 - 7
June 2024 - Legislation | Tackling ag labor
June 2024 - 9
June 2024 - Management | All-in-one installation
June 2024 - 11
June 2024 - 12
June 2024 - 13
June 2024 - Labor | Labor survey report
June 2024 - 15
June 2024 - Labor | New H-2A worker protections will start this year
June 2024 - 17
June 2024 - CAST 2024 | CAST crazes of 2024
June 2024 - 19
June 2024 - 20
June 2024 - 21
June 2024 - 22
June 2024 - 23
June 2024 - Pest & Disease Management | Start clean, stay clean
June 2024 - 25
June 2024 - Biologicals | Plant health and biologicals
June 2024 - 27
June 2024 - 28
June 2024 - 29
June 2024 - Dr. Bugs | Biological control agent of Western flower thrips
June 2024 - 31
June 2024 - Forty Under 40 Perspectives | Remote Sales success
June 2024 - 33
June 2024 - Culture Report | Sparkling new Princettia varieties
June 2024 - 35
June 2024 - 36
June 2024 - 37
June 2024 - Duets | Plant pathology perspective from floriculture royalty
June 2024 - 39
June 2024 - 40
June 2024 - 41
June 2024 - AmericanHort | Dive deeper and gain an edge
June 2024 - 43
June 2024 - Product Marketplace
June 2024 - 45
June 2024 - 46
June 2024 - 47
June 2024 - Industry News
June 2024 - 49
June 2024 - Classifieds/Ad Index
June 2024 - 51
June 2024 - 52
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