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SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

Discount registration deadline extended for California workforce summit

More than 500 agricultural safety and human resource professionals, farm managers and supervisors, labor contractors and farm owners are expected to converge on the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California, for a workforce summit. ACTIVATE24 is... more »

Water saving irrigation pivot sensor introduced

An irrigation company and a digital ag supplier are partnering to help growers improve irrigation efficiencies. CropX Technologies, a global agribusiness farm management and digital agriculture provider, is launching a new product in partnership with... more »

Neolithics technology eliminates inspection waste

Neolithics, an artificial intelligence (AI) agritech company, is launching Neolithics Light, an automated, portable produce inspection system. The non-destructive technology eliminates inspection waste, improves productivity and increases the volume of saleable product, according to a... more »

Policy agenda for American Farm Bureau set at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Georgia pursues transparency of H-2A wage hikes

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding wage rates for workers in the H-2A temporary visa program. New hourly... more »

IFPA asks members to support H-2A wage relief bill

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced support for the Supporting Farm Operations Act, an immediate measure to address wage relief. The legislation freezes the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR), the wage rate that... more »

Tamara Muruetagoiena leads IFPA sustainability

Tamara Muruetagoiena is the International Fresh Produce Association’s first ever vice president of sustainability. Muruetagoiena joined the organization in April 2022 and established the critical importance of the produce and floral industry taking the lead... more »

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