AgNet Weekly: Rep Dan Kildee on Mexico, GMO Corn, and the USMCA

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-08) says if Mexico’s president wanted to restrict GMO corn from the U.S., the time to do that was more than three years ago, before he agreed to the terms of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Sabrina Halvorson talks with the congressman to get insight into the trade dispute.

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

September 23, 2023: Ag Labor Wages and the AEWR AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

There’s a call to reevaluate the required minimum pay for ag labor and the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) Rule . Michigan’s current minimum wage is $10.10 for workers who don’t get tips, but the minimum wage that farmers can pay their H2A workers is $17.34. The Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Association, Jamie Clover Adams, says the true cost is even more. She joins host Sabrina Halvorson on this episode of the AgNet Weekly.
  1. September 23, 2023: Ag Labor Wages and the AEWR
  2. September 16, 2023: Congressman Dan Kildee on Sugar Policy
  3. September 9, 2023: Trade Update with Brian Kuehl
  4. September 2: EATS Act Part Two, Opposition
  5. August 26: EATS Act Part One, Supporters
  6. August 19: Senator Cramer on Foreign Ownership of U.S. Ag Land
  7. August 12, 2023: Sens. Boozman, Cramer, and Hoeven on Farm Bill Issues
  8. August 5, 2023: Rep John Duarte on the GATES Act
  9. July 29, 2023: Ethan Lane and Victoria Spartz – Checkoff Amendment
  10. July 22, 2023: Curt Blades, AEM, Precision Agriculture Benefits

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.