Farm Management

Florida ag department seeks growers’ Farm Bill interests

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is leading two listening sessions to allow Florida growers and ranchers to give recommendations for the Farm Bill and related agricultural issues. The sessions will be from 3 to... more »

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

Purdue Extension offers farm finances webinar

Liz Brownlee of Partners in Food And Farming will lead a virtual lunch and learn on farm finances. “Farm Finances — Determining what ‘Success’ Looks Like on Your Farm,” will be from noon to 1... more »

NCAE calls proposed H-2A changes ‘disconnected from reality’

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) says wording used in a Department of Labor proposal to change H-2A temporary ag labor visa rules is "blatant vitriol" targeted at farmers forced to use the program... more »

Focus on the Farmer webinar features transition to organic

As part of USDA’s Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), Compass Natural’s Focus on the Farmer educational series will offer a free webinar to support farmers transitioning to organic. The Sept. 28 webinar, the second... more »

House Ag Committee seeks labor input from growers

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has created a bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group and is asking growers of specialty crops and other commodities to complete an online survey. The committee’s chairman, Glenn “GT” Thompson, and... more »

Sakata Seed of Mexico reaches 30th anniversary

Sakata Seed of Mexico recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company began in August 1993 in Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, with three employees. There are now more than 100 employees, including workers from... more »

USDA appoints ag advisory committee members

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office have appointed 130 representatives to serve four-year terms on seven agricultural trade advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. There are... more »

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