California Farming: Be Prepared for New EPA Worker Protections Standards Sep 15, 2016

🕔Sep 15, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently published the revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  The WPS is meant to increase protections for agricultural fieldworkers and pesticide handlers […]

California Farming: Twice as Many Workers as There are Jobs Aug 24, 2016

🕔Aug 24, 2016
There are twice as many farmworkers as there are farm jobs in California, according to an analysis published online today (Aug. 23, 2016) in California Agriculture journal. Led by Philip Martin, […]

Ag Labor: Sandhills Publishing Introduces New Website to Connect Workers, Employers Aug 17, 2016

🕔Aug 17, 2016
Sandhills Publishing introduces NeedWorkToday.com, a new website that connects workers in the agriculture, construction, trucking, and aviation industries to businesses with available long- and short-term employment opportunities. The website provides […]

Keith Good: What’s Next for Meat Labeling?; Sugar Prices Take Tumble Nov 21, 2014

🕔Nov 21, 2014
Meat Labels Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported yesterday that, “Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade […]

Keith Good: Weather Brings Close to Upper Mississippi Shipping Season Nov 20, 2014

🕔Nov 20, 2014
Transportation- Economic News Reuters writer Michael Hirtzer reported yesterday that, “The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota’s Twin Cities […]

12 Steps to Keeping a Waiting List of Good Prospective Employees – DTN May 16, 2014

🕔May 16, 2014
Many farmers despair over finding good, hard-working seasonal employees. However, Kevin Green, a corn/soybean producer in Dewitt, Iowa, has a waiting list of people wanting to work on his farm. […]

Farm Labor: 3 Rules for Retaining a Strong Labor Pool – DTN Apr 25, 2014

🕔Apr 25, 2014
In many rural states, employment is tight and getting tighter. In North Dakota, “if you have a heartbeat and can pass a drug test, you can make at least $50,000 […]

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