American Vegetable Grower January 2017

In This Issue

Southwest Growers Are Best Prepared for Succession

Almost half of all Southwest operations are grooming its next generation of leadership — an alarmingly low statistic, but one that is the highest in the country, according to American Vegetable Grower magazine’s 2017 State of the Vegetable Industry survey.

One in Five Southeast Growers Use H-2A

American Vegetable Grower magazine’s 2017 State of the Vegetable Industry survey revealed quite a few qualities about the Southeast that may surprise you, including it being more likely to use H-2A than other regions.

The 2016 Drought Is Having a Big Impact on Northeast Growers

The 2017 State of the Vegetable Industry gave us insight into each region of the U.S. Sifting through the data, we flagged those responses that were markedly higher or lower than other regions. Responses from Northeast growers made it clear that the 2016 drought had taken a toll.

Where Do Vegetable Growers Find Labor?

Only 14% of vegetable growers use the H-2A program as a source of labor, according to American Vegetable Grower’s 2017 State of the Vegetable Industry Survey. So where is the industry finding its labor?

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