Farm Labor: Bill to Provide Legal Status to Immigrant Workers

🕔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 […]

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 […]

Farm Labor Shortage Fuels Need for Immigration Reform – DTN

🕔Aug 4, 2016Business and agricultural groups that have struggled in recent years to get congressional action on immigration reform are counting on 2017 being different once the embers of the 2016 presidential […]

Immigration Reform: House E-verify Not Enough, Says Ag Coalition

🕔Mar 3, 2015A coalition of farm groups is calling for real structural reform in labor laws as opposed to the quick-fix E-verify approach now before the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committy. “The coalition, […]

Keith Good: New Herbicide-Resistant Cotton, Soybean Seeds Approved

🕔Jan 16, 2015Regulations Jacob Bunge reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved soybean and cotton seeds engineered by Monsanto Co. to resist a broader range […]

Keith Good: USDA Announces ‘Historic’ Change in Conservation Funding

🕔Jan 15, 2015Policy Issues Todd Neeley reported yesterday at DTN that, “USDA is changing the way it funds conservation. “Calling it a ‘historic moment’ in conservation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Wednesday pointed to the way $372.5 million in […]

Keith Good: Soybean Prices Fall as USDA Raises Harvest, Supply Numbers

🕔Jan 13, 2015Economic Matters Jesse Newman and Tennille Tracy reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “U.S. soybean prices tumbled 3.6% on Monday, marking their largest one-day drop for a front-month contract since […]

Keith Good: Immigration Policy to be Challenged; Bad News for Biofuels

🕔Jan 12, 2015Immigration Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “House Republicans said Friday they would vote in the coming week on an expansive rollback of President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, subjecting more […]

Keith Good: Frigid Weather Poses Test for Transportation Network

🕔Jan 9, 2015Policy Issues Reuters writer Karl Plume reported earlier this week that, “Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the […]

Keith Good: Ethanol Prices Slowing the Plunge in Gasoline Prices

🕔Jan 8, 2015Biofuels Bloomberg writer Mario Parker reported yesterday that, “The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the cost to make the motor fuel. “Ethanol futures surpassed gasoline […]

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