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Fruits
May 4, 2017
Senate Democrats Unveil New Ag Labor Plan
Feinstein, colleagues introduce legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation. Read More
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Fruits
February 10, 2017
Immigration Enforcement Warning Issued by Western Growers
Association advises members to prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in wake of Trump’s executive order. Read More
Citrus
January 19, 2017
New York Representatives Introduce Bill to Move H-2A from Department of Labor to Department of Agriculture
Legislators say the move aligns the program in the department to better fit the needs of agriculture businesses. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
The Truth About Most Farmworkers [Opinion]
Just ask any grower who has placed a help wanted ad. Read More
Fruits
April 27, 2016
Common Sense On Immigration [Opinion: One Grower’s Take]
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security. Read More
Fruits
April 26, 2016
New Study Finds Traditional Migrant Workers Older, Female, Settling Down
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more. Read More
Citrus
April 26, 2016
Farm Bureau Says Labor Visa Backlogs Threaten 2016 Crops
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers' requests for crews can be met. Read More
farmworkers picking crops in field
Fruits
June 18, 2015
More Than 1,000 Ag-Workers Stranded At Mexican Border
According to a news alert from The Department of State, a hardware failure in the State Department facility has prevented Read More
Orchard Worker
Fruits
June 5, 2015
Washington Tree Fruit Grower Hit With $2.25 Million Fine After ICE Audit
Broetje Orchards makes no admission of wrongdoing and notes no allegations or findings of criminal conduct. Read More
Citrus
November 21, 2014
Industry Organizations Sound Off On President’s Immigration Plan
Agriculture is not given the attention it so sorely deserves when it comes to the immigration debate. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 24, 2014
Orchard Owner Talks About Using Migrant Workers
Labor is needed to help harvest apple crop in the fall. Read More
Farmworkers picking tomatoes
Citrus
August 19, 2014
Border Crisis Not Helping Farmers
As thousands cross into the U.S. seeking refuge, calls for ag labor reform are lost in the uproar. Read More
Fruits
August 1, 2014
Fruit Growers Speak Out In Favor Of Immigration Reform
The needs are great for agriculture labor, say blueberry, peach growers. Read More
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Farm Management
July 8, 2014
Midwest Grower Voices Concern About Immigration Reform
Illinois farmer airs grievances about immigration hurdles interfering with hiring Read More
Fruits
July 7, 2014
United Fresh Urges Congress To Act On Immigration Reform
Association's statement exudes frustration over ongoing labor issues. Read More
Farm Management
June 30, 2014
Western Growers: Only Party Politics Is Stopping Immigration Reform
CEO Tom Nassif calls for action: “There may never be another Republican president during my lifetime.” Read More
Citrus
February 28, 2014
United Fresh Urges Speaker Boehner To Take Action On Immigration Reform
A total of 636 business groups across the U.S. sign letter stating that if done properly reform will deter illegal immigration. Read More
Fruits
January 20, 2014
California Grape & Tree Fruit Association’s Top 10 Issues In 2014
Immigration reform and labor surprisingly top water supply. Read More
Farm Management
January 6, 2014
What’s Ahead For 2014
David Eddy takes a fun spin on the tradition of making predictions for the coming year. Read More
Farm Management
December 16, 2011
Be Prepared For An Audit By Knowing I-9 Basics
This webinar covers how to properly fill out I-9 forms, and the mistakes to avoid in order to reduce your Read More
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Citrus
July 26, 2017
Despite Controversy, Most Major Ag Group…
Most of the major agricultural associations are coming out in support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sam Clovis to Read More
Citrus
July 26, 2017
If We Want American Farm Workers, We Hav…
Now is the time to lobby for ways to attract American labor. One idea? Offer college tuition and student loan forgiveness in exchange for farm work. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 25, 2017
Tips to Transition to an Apple Fruiting …
Follow these suggestions to make the move from a 3-D spindle-shaped canopy to a 2-D system using mechanical pruning. Read More
Crop Protection
July 25, 2017
Vegetable Field Scouting Guide: Diamondb…
Due diligence is needed to help take down this pest of biblical proportions. Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan …
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Fruits
July 25, 2017
Michigan’s a Hit with Tree Fruit Growers
International Fruit Tree Association’s annual summer tour draws nearly 250 attendees. Read More
Farm Management
July 25, 2017
Grants Allocated to Tackle Changing Clim…
Projects designed to develop new approaches to mitigate effects of changing growing environment. Read More
Farm Management
July 24, 2017
American Farm Bureau Weighs in for Growe…
John Duarte, the owner of Duarte Nursery, one of the largest grapevine and nut tree suppliers on the West Coast, recently gained Read More
Disease Control
July 24, 2017
Researchers Find Detection Method for Cr…
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes. Read More
Vegetables
July 24, 2017
23 Of The Latest Pumpkin Varieties
Browse this slideshow for more details on 23 pumpkin varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors. Read More
Citrus
July 23, 2017
USDA Invests $7.6 Million toward Benefic…
Projects to promote beneficial organisms as part of a pest control strategy. Read More
Citrus
July 22, 2017
Representative from Washington Proposes …
Move broadens use of H-2A to all of agriculture to include those with multiple crops and harvests. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 21, 2017
University of California Launches Websit…
Easy-to-read format designed to give growers up-to-date information on huanglongbing and Asian citrus psyllid research. Read More
Citrus
July 20, 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Taken Up a N…
Current conditions in the tropics warrant marked revision in potential storm season scenarios. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Researchers On a Mission to Find More Pl…
Federal grant to aid exploration of food security solutions for the future. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Farm Labor Stories Making the News This …
The agricultural labor shortage is strong enough that the consumer press is beginning to report on it regularly. Here are the stories making headlines this month. Read More
Sweet Corn
July 19, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Corn &#…
Each month, American Vegetable Grower® will offer growing tips on specific varieties, supplied by the breeder or distributor. This month, we’re offering Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Florida Grower Magazine is Seeking Your …
Life hacks are common in social media threads these days. They are those clever ideas or tricks aimed at making Read More