Cotton Harvest By Robots – A Fit For Smaller Alternatives?

🕔Jun 6, 2019The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the […]

Farming: Engaged Employees are 21% More Productive – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2019When it comes to improving performance and retaining top talent in our competitive landscape, employee engagement needs to be one of your farm’s top initiatives. An engaged employee is 21% […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study

🕔Aug 28, 2018As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

Ag Labor: H-2C Program, E-Verify Will Harm Longtime Work Force – DTN

🕔Jul 27, 2018Coalitions of farm groups are at odds over whether the House should vote this week on a bill introduced last week by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to […]

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 […]

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