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.

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade Poised for Growth

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Opening trade with Cuba presents clear market opportunities for U.S. agriculture. Experts at a workshop at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show shared with attendees what normalized trade relations with Cuba could mean for American farmers and ranchers’ bottom lines. Dr. Steven Zahniser, an economist at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service, set the stage by reviewing what …

Food Safety Rules Challenge Farmers on Several Fronts

Dan Industry News Release, Vegetables, Water

Equal treatment of domestic and foreign growers, the need for extensive education, training and technical assistance and agricultural water provisions are among farmers’ top concerns as they implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s produce rules, according to Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Ehart spoke to farmers and ranchers from …