Bipartisan Farm Labor Bill Introduced in House

November 7, 2019

Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on October 30 with more than 50 co-sponsors. UEP supports this bill and will continue to advocate for improvements to help …

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Important Changes for Export of Eggs to Mexico, Puerto Rico

September 5, 2019

Over the past few weeks, changes have been implemented by Mexico and Puerto Rico that affect eggs being exported to these countries. In Mexico, a revised regulation, which was originally issued in January 2018, contained …

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DOL Proposes Changes to the H-2A Program

July 25, 2019

On Monday, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to modernize the H-2A program. The changes are responsive to stakeholder concerns and expected to enhance employer access to a legal source of agricultural …

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Egg Products HACCP Regulation Could Come Next Month

July 11, 2019

If the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) meets its internal goals, a final regulation to convert egg products regulation to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles could be published next month. The …

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H-2A Changes Under Review

June 27, 2019

The White House is reviewing a final Labor Department regulation that would update the H-2A foreign guest worker program. The proposal would no longer require that employers advertise openings in newspapers before hiring a guest …

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