H2-A advertising, recruitment process modernized by DOL changes

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Final Rule aimed at helping Americans find open agricultural jobs by modernizing the labor market test for ... more »

Midwest Veg Guide to be offered in digital format

The 2020 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers will have an updated online component this year, and is slated for release in December 2019. Currently, the guide can be viewed onli... more »

Morgan Composting thrives in soil health market

A growing compost business in Michigan sees its role as helping farmers grow more high-value fruit and vegetable crops. Morgan Composting’s headquarters sits on top of a hill in remote Sears, Mic... more »

Jerry Mills: Remembering the Dust Bowl climate of the 1930s

July hot temperatures helped grain crops to catch up. It is too soon to judge the fruit. We have had peaches that look ripe for two weeks, but remain hard, waiting for the calendar, I guess. Wh... more »

Chuck Obern, a curious cultivator, is Florida Farmer of the Year

Curiosity pulled Charles “Chuck” Obern from a family garden north of Pittsburgh to a minimum-wage nursery job on the East Coast. It pulled him to an agriculture degree and 10 acres in Florida. Tod... more »

Action, empathy urged for stressed growers

Headlines for years have repeatedly announced crisis levels of farm stress, but a surplus of spring rain in some U.S. regions has made this season particularly concerning. In the Midwest, growers h... more »

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