About NCAE

NCAE Today


The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is the national trade association focusing exclusively on Agricultural Labor issues from the Agricultural Employer’s viewpoint.

Mission:


To advocate, promote, educate, and report on legislative and regulatory, policy, and legal issues of importance to Agricultural Employers and their critical allies and others whose business interests revolve around labor intensive agriculture.

Vision:


NCAE will be widely recognized as the preeminent association leading legislative and regulatory issue prioritization, strategic planning, positioning, and advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. Agricultural Employers.

History of the NCAE


Established in 1964, NCAE Members are farmers & ranchers involved with labor intensive agricultural production, associations, and others whose business interests revolve around agricultural employer issues. NCAE advocates legislation, regulation, and federal policies to keep American agricultural employers ethically and economically viable and sustainable in the global marketplace.

NCAE Leaders


Duda
Florida Citrus Mutual
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
None Better
MAS Labor
New England Apple Council

NCAE Patrons


Pacific Tomato Growers
Washington State Tree Fruit Association
Snake River Farmers Association
Blazer Wilkinson

Executive Committee


Chairman

Jon DeVaney

Washington State Tree Fruit Association

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Vice-Chairman

Michael Lalich

Low Country Labor

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Treasurer

Maureen Torrey

Torrey Farms

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Secretary

Diane Kurrle

U.S. Apple Association

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Immediate Past Chairman

Joe Young

New England Apple Council

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Committee Member

Troy Frostad

Underwood Fruit & Warehouse Company

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Committee Member

Fred Leitz, Jr.

Leitz Farms, LLC

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Committee Member

Dennis Nuxoll

Western Growers Association

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Committee Member

Tom Bortnyk

MasLabor

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Committee Member

Mark Powers

Northwest Horticultural Council

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Committee Member

Mike Carlton

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

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Committee Member

Paul Meador

Florida Citrus Mutual

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Committee Member

Tracy Chapman

A. Duda & Sons, Inc.

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Committee Member

Craig Regelbrugge

AmericanHort

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Committee Member

Joel Anderson

Snake River Farmers Association

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Committee Member

Kelli Griffith

Mountain Plains Agricultural Service

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President & CEO, Non-Voting Member

Michael Marsh

National Council of Agricultural Employers

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