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Sector | Labor and automation

Ruud Krul, Freshclusive:

"Lower air freight rates boost exports to distant destinations"

"Over 100 pipe rail trolleys delivered to Mexico"

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Award for wardrobe-sized modular grow system producing 700 kg of fresh food annually

More than 13,800 migrants have arrived in Huelva since January for the berry campaign

New Zealand: Greenhouse grower using electric harvester

UV-C robot for greenhouses without rails available

'Until growers are fully consulted'

NFU calls for a halt to proposed changes in SMETA standard

Bulgaria and Romania join the Schengen area

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AI Startup aims to learn the language of plants to make agriculture more sustainable

New: sweeper and vacuum machine for children introduced

UK food industry leaders demand government action on foreign workers

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As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands

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Greenhouse workers get unpaid wages after months of protests

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US (PA): Young people don’t want to farm anymore. Can Pennsylvania change their minds?

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CAN: Visa Requirements for SAWP workers from Mexico

Visa delays for Mexican workers may impact Canada's agricultural season

Canadian greenhouse grower celebrates National Farmworkers Awareness Week

More automation to USA growers with new Javo-GK partnership

Christopher Levine appointed as new CFO:

Fieldwork wins £600,000 government grant

Interplay between plant knowledge and robotics for innovations in precision fruit cultivation

CAN (ON): Propagation greenhouse to trial dynamic LEDs

Exporters see it as overzealous

New temporary requirement for exporting Moroccan soft fruit


Meet GIGAS, the robot using AI to pick tomatoes

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US (FL): Farmworkers, supporters rally near Wendy's board chairman's home in Palm Beach

US: Labor4Learning program accepting applicants

Empowering employees through training

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Special labor and staff

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Canadian minimum wage increases to $17.40 an hour on June 1

An approach to a fully autonomous greenhouse mobility platform

PM Sunak: Fruit-picking robots to reduce migrant labor needs in the UK

Labor migration of Central Asian workers to greenhouse jobs in the UK

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EU farmer's frustration grows

From cows and cash crops to greenhouses: Integral Farms Produce

CEO of Dutch automatization company shares his view on the horticulture sector:

"Expansion of greenhouse acreage can only happen with automation and robotization"

UK wage growth and economic concerns amid new border controls

CAN: Scholarships to address labor shortages in agri-food sector

Newly launched Pepper AGV answers labour challenges

AgriData Innovations secures investment:

"Expanding deployment of cameras in CEA"


"Staffing crisis in horti sector must be addressed"


European retailers acknowledge union role in wage improvement

"Our mentality and that of our workers is 'less talk, more action'"

CAN (BC): Delaying arrival dates or cancelling workers

New LED series for vertical farming and crop science applications introduced

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Rise of robots paves the way for delicate crop handling

Philips LED toplighting + interlighting system replaces hybrid system at Jami Tomatoes BV:

“People often underestimate the added value of interlighting”


"Investors set to boost the horti robot market"

Brillux Farbstudio
Saxony-Anhalt: Bördegarten invests some five million euros:

New accommodations for seasonal workers in Köthen

Nick Boelen joins Four Growers:

"Automation can make local cultivation more attractive"