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

🕔Jun 30, 2019It’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, 2019Prices 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 […]

Farm Labor: Bill to Provide Legal Status to Immigrant Workers Jan 18, 2019

🕔Jan 18, 2019Calling it “an important first step,” the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed today’s introduction in Congress of new legislation to provide legal status to immigrant farm employees in the United […]

Iowa: 2018 Farm Custom Rate Survey Mar 15, 2018

🕔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 […]

Florida: Farm Safety Seminar, Gainesville, March 16 Mar 6, 2018

🕔Mar 6, 2018A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be […]

2017 Average Florida Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates Nov 17, 2017

🕔Nov 17, 2017Some 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 […]

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation Nov 6, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

Farm Business: Proper Training is the Key to Competent Longterm Employees Oct 17, 2017

🕔Oct 17, 2017When the words “employee training” are mentioned most farm managers typically do one of three things — laugh out loud, shake their heads in disgust, or look highly confused. There […]

Immigration Bill: Trump Backs Skill-Based Point System – DTN Aug 3, 2017

🕔Aug 3, 2017President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed legislation to change the U.S. immigration system and reduce the number of legal immigrants coming into the country, as well as emphasize highly educated […]

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