Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

Coronavirus: Protecting Farm Labor During Pandemic Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
Maintaining a healthy farm workforce is more important than ever to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure a successful harvest. Purdue Extension recommends the following procedures to protect […]

Coronavirus: Plenty of Food “In the System,” Guest Worker Concerns Persist Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Ryan McCrimmon and Catherine Boudreau reported on Wednesday at Politico that, “Don’t be fooled by the barren grocery store shelves: There’s plenty more food on the way. Meat, dairy and produce groups […]

Coronavirus Causes Ag Issues in U.S. and Abroad Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Reuters writer Chris Walljasper reported on Tuesday that, “U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in […]

Dealing With Coronavirus On The Farm: Start With Clear Communications Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Planting season for many is right around the corner, if it hasn’t already started. Meanwhile, the country is dealing with unprecedented times where schools, restaurants and businesses are closed to […]

Florida: 2019 Average Farm Rent, Labor Rates Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

Farm Labor: 6 Ways To Expand The Hiring Pool – DTN Dec 27, 2019

🕔Dec 27, 2019
The labor market is shifting and farmers may need to change how they hire, as well as what they offer, to keep and retain the employees they want. “For farmers […]

Ag Labor: New Bill Would Ease Immigration, Migrant Worker Concerns – DTN Oct 31, 2019

🕔Oct 31, 2019
With the support of both farm organizations and the United Farm Workers union, a bipartisan group of House members introduced a new farm labor bill in Congress on Wednesday. The […]

2019 Farm Woes: Hang On to Employees, Low-Cost Projects – DTN Jun 30, 2019

🕔Jun 30, 2019
It’s the end of June, and there are still too many acres without crops in the ground. Our farm started in 1941, and according to my father’s impeccable record keeping, […]

Iowa: Custom Farm Work Rates Expected to Jump 7% Mar 25, 2019

🕔Mar 25, 2019
Prices for performing custom work are expected to jump in 2019, according to data gathered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists. The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey […]

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