Ag Groups Highlight Supply Chain Concerns – DTN Oct 25, 2021

🕔Oct 25, 2021
 More than 50 agriculture groups wrote to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to highlight disruptive factors facing the U.S. agricultural and food supply chain, ranging from labor and infrastructure needs to […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

House Passes Ag Labor Bill – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Agriculture took another swing at legalizing farmworkers and overhauling the H-2A guestworker program with the House again passing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in bipartisan fashion to see if the […]

House Passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Wall Street Journal writer Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House passed two bills providing pathways to citizenship for certain categories of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, in a […]

Court Halts Pesticide Ag Worker Rule – DTN Dec 31, 2020

🕔Dec 31, 2020
A federal court issued a temporary restraining order on Monday barring the EPA from implementing a new rule on pesticide application exclusion zones. A number of farm worker groups sued […]

Webinar: Ag Labor in a Global Pandemic – April 29 Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
In a profession subject to heavy stresses from weather and the markets, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing another major obstacle in the way of agricultural producers and others in the […]

Coronavirus: Food Prices Rise; Labor Remains a Concern Apr 7, 2020

🕔Apr 7, 2020
Bloomberg writers Agnieszka de Sousa, Ruth Olurounbi, and Jen Skerritt reported on Monday that, “As the coronavirus pandemic penetrates more deeply into global supply chains, prices for key staples are starting to […]

COVID-19 Impacting Food Purchasing Dynamics, Ag Labor Concerns Persist Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Food Purchasing Dynamics Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported this week that, “Consumers’ rush to buy groceries is fueling a rally in orange-juice prices, making the usually sedate asset the best-performing commodity in […]

Farm Labor: H-2A Visa Waiver Expanded – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Farmers who rely on H-2A workers received a little more relief from the State Department late Thursday with an announcement that U.S. consulates will expand the group of H-2 applicants […]

Tobacco: Mexican H2A Workers Still Available Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
On Monday, it was stated that the American consulate in Mexico would be shut down, meaning that H2As would be destined for the U.S. could not be processed. That would […]

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