September 11, 2023 

(Washington, D.C.) The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced today the opening of registration for the 10th Annual Ag Labor Forum which will be held November 29 – December 1, 2023, at the beautiful M Resort just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, NCAE’s event brings together key leaders in the agricultural employment and labor communities from across the United States and around the world.  

Attorneys, academics, agents, as well as representatives from federal agencies and foreign governments will delve into labor issues facing US agricultural employers. Recent litigation, rulemaking changes and reports on cutting edge legislation impacting farm and ranch operations nationwide will be highlighted, as will compliance issues relative to ag employment. 

NCAE has developed exciting new programming to help celebrate NCAE’s 10th Ag Labor Forum. This year’s speakers feature a diverse range of topics including how employers can protect themselves in the face of union activity, hot topics in ag labor safety, tax issues relative to ag employment and many others.

Also featured this year are concurrent sessions highlighting the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program. Attendees at these stimulating sessions, along with many others throughout the Forum, are eligible to receive continuing education credit from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

“Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event that reaches hundreds of attendees,” said Marsh. “Of course, NCAE Members receive a significant discount off registration fees. This event offers members and nonmembers both a “look under the hood” of the battles NCAE wages in Congress and with federal agencies on behalf of agricultural employers. This is a must-attend event!” 

Registration for the Labor Forum, H-2A Day and NCAE’s discounted room block, can be accessed by going to 

NCAE is the national trade association focusing on agricultural labor issues from the employer’s viewpoint. 


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September 9, 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Marsh, President and CEO
(202) 629-9320

NCAE Announces New Opportunity to Vaccinate Farmworkers

(Washington, D.C.) The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced today that the Council’s ongoing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resulted in another new opportunity to protect farmworkers from COVID-19.

“Earlier this year, NCAE members participated with the CDC in a pilot project to test H-2A workers for COVID and quarantine any infected workers in Mexico prior to transiting to their temporary jobs in the States,” noted Michael Marsh, President and CEO. “This pilot project was successful in identifying not only a very low incidence of infection (1.3% based on preliminary data), but also an opportunity to collaborate to protect farmworker health and protect U.S. public health.”

Subsequently, the successful CDC/NCAE collaboration resulted in an opportunity to vaccinate farmworkers in San Diego County after entry for agricultural positions in the United States from Tijuana. This latest opportunity capitalizes upon those prior positive outcomes and expands it.
Marsh stated that, “NCAE is partnering with the CDC and the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) to help facilitate free COVID-19 vaccinations. This facilitation includes resources, training, and technical assistance to support COVID-19 mitigation strategies and vaccination efforts among agricultural workers.”
Agricultural employers interested in participating in this terrific opportunity should email NCAE’s Manager of Association Services Susan Lester at [email protected] or Matt Solberg, NCFH Partner Engagement Coordinator at [email protected] for details.

“The safety of essential farmworkers is of paramount importance to agricultural employers and NCAE is excited about this new opportunity to assist farm and ranch families in protecting the workers who feed and clothe us from the deadly COVID pandemic, while protecting public health at the same time,” said Marsh.
NCAE is the national trade association focusing on agricultural labor issues from the employer’s viewpoint.