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Author: Deanna Fernandez and Linda Brown

Effects on Agricultural Working Conditions and the Role of Third Party Certification
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Author: Lesley Sykes, Manager, Sustainable Agriculture

The diminishing supply of farm labor is one of the most threatening issues affecting our nation’s fresh produce industry, a sector largely dependent on labor for the harvest and packing of delicate fruit and vegetables. As of last year, an estimated $3.1 billion had been lost in farm income due to labor shortages according to a 2015 report by the Partnership for a New American Economy.

Janelle Kim

On August 15, 2016, the USGBC recognized the Green Squared for Tile Flooring and Accessories certification as an approved Multi-attribute Products and Materials certificate under its LEED v4 pilot credit.


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