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NCAE Executive Search – Job Posting

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is the national trade association representing agricultural employers and agri-businesses with Congress and federal agencies. Our Members are growers, dairies, nurseries, associations, and others whose business interests depend on labor intensive agriculture.

Due to the impending retirement of NCAE’s current President, NCAE seeks a successor to lead our association into the future.

Candidate must have significant agricultural policy experience, preferably with labor intensive agricultural employer issues, demonstrated association management and leadership ability, experience working with boards and member volunteers, and ability to direct association’s finances and compliance reporting.

NCAE will accept applications by July 15, 2017. It is our intent to conclude the interview process by mid-September with a start-date between mid-October and mid-November 2017. For confidential consideration, please send a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to CEOsearch@ncaeonline.org. No phone calls, please.

2017 NCAE Chief Executive Officer Job Description

2017 NCAE Bylaws


EPA accepts request to delay implementation of WPS Rule

EPA has communicated with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) that they AGREE with the request to delay implementation of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) until at least January 2, 2018, OR when the training and implementation infrastructure is put into place! As soon as we have that documentation we will share it, and strongly suggest that you retain a copy, in case you are later questioned about potential non-compliance.

2017-05-11 NASDA WPS Petition Delay EPA Reply

EPA also opened comments to extend (delay) implementation of the Pesticide Applicator Rule by one year.  Comments are due on or before May 19th.


2017 Senate Immigration Bills Proposed

Both Feinstein (D-CA) and Johnson (R-WI) introduced Senate immigration proposals. Both offer helpful provisions to improve ag-worker immigration status issues but at this time, NCAE is not taking a position on either bill. Both of these bills only offer partial solutions and there is low probability either will progress. We continue to work with the Agriculture Workforce Coalition toward legislative proposals that will allow legal status for the current workforce, make the current H-2A system work to serve growers, and implement longer term solutions that will serve all US Agricultural Employers.
NCAE Member association Western Grower Associations’s President and CEO, Tom Nassif expressed the industries’ thanks to Senator Feinstein for continuing to lead on this issue but called for further efforts towards a full solution.