Food Producers Accelerating Exports to Mexico, Searching for New Markets

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Trade

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.

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is Next Week

Randall Weiseman Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Economy, Education, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Technology, Vegetables, Water

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. …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 13, 2017

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Cotton, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Peanuts, Podcast

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,

Immigration Reform Good for U.S. Economy, Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

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 discussed the economic and political realities of the current immigration system and the impact of proposed reforms.

Farm Bureau, NASDA Seek Delay of Unlawful EPA Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

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.