Labor

Workers benefit from flu vaccines, COVID-19 boosters

This year has been the worst year for flu in the United States in over a decade, according to recently released federal data.  Farmworkers, and especially those who live in shared housing with other workers,... more »

John Deere receives awards in robotics, vehicle tech

John Deere has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility category for its fully autonomous tractor. This... more »

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

FRESNO, Calif. – As Congress prepares yet again to consider agriculture labor reform through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, dozens of autonomous sprayers, weeders and cultivators are entering fields, orchards and vineyards every day in... more »

Tanimura & Antle celebrates 40th anniversary

On Nov. 10, 1982, two families who migrated to the Salinas Valley chasing the California dream shook hands and established a company that would impact the fresh produce and agriculture industry forever. Built upon a... more »

Penn State to offer growers help with H-2A changes

With significant program regulations changes coming in 2023 for users of H-2A labor, Penn State Extension is planning a webinar to inform growers of the changes. Through a Dec. 13 Zoom webinar, Penn State labor... more »

Ag group invests in autonomous tractors startup

Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North American farm cooperatives, announced its first investment. It is investing in Sabanto, a hardware and software company developing autonomous capabilities in tractors. Founded in 2018, Sabanto... more »

Microsoft AI partnership helps reduce greenhouse labor issues

Microsoft is collaborating with Blue Radix, a company specializing in autonomous growing, to use artificial intelligence to help reduce the scarcity of crop expertise in greenhouses. Greenhouses around the world are facing a unique crisis.... more »

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Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Biotechnology is key to crop improvement

Ajay Nair helps growers diversify production systems

Thoughts on regenerative agriculture

Robotics competition challenges students

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

Overcoming herbicide resistance, a global problem

Improve uniformity in your irrigation system

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the barn

For ag employers, this lame duck session is key

 

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