Those 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. …
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.
In 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,
Everett Griner talks about how the new overtime law may hurt, not help, producers in today’s Agri View.
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.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule. AFBF and NASDA cited EPA violations of federal law as well as incomplete and undelivered compliance and enforcement tools to support their petition.
37 women are heading to Hormel for work after the company settled a hiring dispute with the Department of Labor.
Everett Griner talks about the declining farm workforce in today’s Agri View.
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: Today, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson for a listening session with the Department of Labor to discuss farm labor issues that adversely affected Georgia farmers last spring. “We are talking today about what we need to do now to ensure our farmers have
Everett Griner talks about California producers looking to technology to help with the labor problem in today’s Agri View.