Tagged immigration

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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
farm labor pic for web
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
farm workers bending to pick crops
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
The Latest
Berries
May 26, 2017
Jury Sides with University in Strawberry…
Decision says former breeders infringed on UC patents to develop material for corporate breeding firm. Read More
Nuts
May 25, 2017
Stolen Hives Recovered in Nearly $1M Hei…
Man likely stole hives from across the state of California in the last three years. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Plight of Trade Policy Grounding Many U.…
Much-needed investments in labor-saving technology could be key to long-term survival. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Florida Farm Winning Case for Medicinal …
Judge rules in favor of 3 Boys Farm in the quest to expand its crop/business portfolio. Read More
Citrus
May 25, 2017
Are We Overstating the World’s Ove…
If growers can’t achieve a fair return on investment and stay in business, it won’t matter what the population is in 2050. We all will be trouble. Read More
Citrus
May 24, 2017
Falcons Scare off Other Birds at Duncan …
It collaborates with a firm that uses trained falcons to intimidate and scare off nuisance birds such as the horned larks and pigeons that frequent the area. Read More
Organic
May 24, 2017
Organic Growers in Turmoil (Opinion)
Although consumers are demanding, and getting more organic produce options, growers are grappling with fundamental questions. Read More
Sweet Corn
May 24, 2017
Stay on Your A Game to Conquer Corn Leaf…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Search is on For Next Crop of Florida Ag…
Nomination period now open for longtime industry honor. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 23, 2017
Grower Shares Personal Impact of Labor S…
USApple leader Phil Glaize of Virginia stresses need for reform with current labor regulations, programs at Congressional briefing on agriculture labor crisis. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 23, 2017
Northeast Peach Crop Rebounds
After a mild winter and relatively uneventful bloom time, the crop is setting up nicely for the region. Read More
Berries
May 23, 2017
Researchers Examining Potential for Long…
Team at Penn State University using low and high tunnels and plastic coverings to extend raspberry and strawberry seasons. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Webinar Series Highlights New Research o…
National Pollinator Week webinar showcases research to improve honeybee colony health by 2020. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
California Lemon Growers Sue USDA
Lemon industry files suit against rule allowing importation of Argentine lemons. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Insects (Bad and Good) Make for Interest…
Disease-fighting bees and the deadly citrus psyllid were at the center of two recent, research-fueled out-of-office adventures. Read More
Crop Protection
May 23, 2017
Valent Grants Organic Farming Scholarshi…
University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine student receives $1,500 toward the development of training materials. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
May 23, 2017
In Quest for Low-Seeded Citrus, It Takes…
Momentum for viable mandarin hybrids for Florida reaching a peak in the land down under. Read More
GenNext Growers
May 22, 2017
How to Make Dollars and Sense of Today&#…
Despite current challenges impacting the future of the North American fruit and vegetable industry, there are opportunities to be had. Read More