VSC Expo Seminar Schedule Now Available

Abbey Taylor Florida, Industry, Specialty Crops

Growers seeking the latest information and research to help make them successful need look no further than the 2019 Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) seminar program. Presented by experts from the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the VSC Expo seminars will explore the best production practices and upcoming threats and trends facing the industry. …

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Why You Need to Grow Mixed Berries at Home

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom fills you in on what kind, as well as the many reasons why you should grow mixed berries at home. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Berries are well regarded for the healthful values, particularly anti-oxidants for fighting off cancer and brain deterioration. Plus, they have lots of vitamins and minerals. Growing mixed berries at home …


Perdue on the Department of Labor’s Proposed H2A Modernized Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Washington, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to modernize the H-2A program to reflect stakeholder concerns and improve access to a legal source of agricultural labor: “President Trump once again shows his commitment to helping America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers continue to be the most productive …


USMCA Needs to Pass as Soon as Possible

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a stop California’s San Joaquin Valley to highlight the benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urged the ag industry to encourage their representatives to ratify the agreement. Hundreds gathered to hear several guest speakers discuss the impact the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would have on …


Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect American Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release

(NAFB) — A bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation to address a shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and ag industries at the border. Ag inspectors work to prevent the intentional or unintentional entry of harmful plants, food, animals, and goods into the U.S. The Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 would ensure the …


Trump: China Letting U.S. Down on Lack of Agricultural Purchases

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — President Donald Trump says China “is letting us down” by not purchasing U.S. agricultural products. China is not buying U.S. ag products as Trump says its leaders promised as part of an effort to negotiate towards ending the trade war. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit last month agreed to move forward with negotiations …