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Migrant Help

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Everett Griner talks about the wide background of the migrant worker in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Impacting Agriculture

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Immigrants and citizens showing support for immigrant workers have joined together today for “A Day Without Immigrants.” Read the rest of this entry »

Immigration Crackdown Making Farm Labor Nervous

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Recent government raids targeting undocumented immigrants in the United States are causing distress through the agriculture labor sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Political Winds

politicalEverett Griner talks about a look at the political changes ahead for farmers in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Food Producers Accelerating Exports to Mexico, Searching for New Markets

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U.S. food producers are expediting shipments to Mexico and seeking alternative markets as concerns rise over immigration and trade policy changes. Food producers are lining up alternative markets as business could be at risk if clashes over trade and immigration escalate between Mexico and the U.S., according to Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

Report Shows Crop Insurance Saved 21,000 Jobs in 2012 Drought

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A new report by the Farm Credit Services of America shows crop insurance saved nearly 21,000 jobs in four states during the 2012 drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Hard Choices


Everett Griner talks about why farmers are facing hard choices for their upcoming crops in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is Next Week

uf-ifas-logoThose in agriculture won’t want to miss the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference coming up next week. University of Florida/IFAS economists and other experts will discuss economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. The second annual event, organized by the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department, will be held February 9th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Bill Would Move H2A Program to USDA

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A bill introduced earlier this month into the House of Representatives (H.R. 281) is titled the Family Farm Relief Act, dealing specifically with immigration. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 13, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending January 13, USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their January crop reports Thursday, dairy operators are going to be surveyed over the next few months, U.S. farmers bought more tractors in 2016, Read the rest of this entry »

Overtime on the Farm

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Everett Griner talks about how the new overtime law may hurt, not help, producers in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Immigration Reform Good for U.S. Economy, Agriculture

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Immigration reform continues to be a hot topic on the political scene and a priority for farmers and ranchers. In a session at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Tom Hertz of the Agriculture Department and Mark Delich of FWD.us discussed the economic and political realities of the current immigration system and the impact of proposed reforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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