Iowa: 2018 Farm Custom Rate Survey

🕔Mar 15, 2018Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. This […]

Farm Business: Looking for Top Employees? Upsize Your Web Presence. – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018Having a website and social media pages isn’t just for larger organizations — farms of all sizes can benefit. Whether you’re looking to hire additional labor, securing more land to […]

Farm Labor: Skills for Hiring, Managing Your Workers

🕔Feb 5, 2018As the American farm continues to grow and evolve, the need for extra labor within these operations is also exhibiting the same parallel trend. Unfortunately, many of us as agriculture […]

Ag Guest Worker Act Inserted into House Immigration Bill – DTN

🕔Jan 16, 2018An overhaul of agricultural guest-worker programs is a major component of a House plan to fix the immigration status of young people involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

🕔Nov 21, 2017Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community […]

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

🕔Nov 6, 2017Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an […]

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

🕔Oct 26, 2017A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of […]

Ag Labor Needs and Trump Immigration Changes Stir the Policy Pot – DTN

🕔Sep 8, 2017A broader debate on ag labor and immigration could come from President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal protection for roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants granted temporary immunity from deportation […]

Farm Labor: Rules, Policies, Wages are All in Transition

🕔Jun 16, 2017The state of U.S. agricultural production is changing. Over the next decade, increases to minimum wage and other changing labor regulations will have a dramatic impact on fruit, vegetable and […]

Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants

🕔Apr 28, 2017The Trump Administration has promised to make it more difficult for unauthorized foreigners to enter and work in the United States and for undocumented workers to access health care services. […]

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