FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on labor. The FarmWise machine drives ove... more

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from fieldwork

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system that’s alre... more

Ag secretary talks of options for labor reform

Growers may feel discouraged about ag labor policy, but the country’s top agriculture official is upbeat about the future. During a Feb. 1 visit ... more »

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at Michigan Farm Bureau breakfast

During a Feb. 1 visit to Michigan, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke about a variety of federal issues and unveiled a new website, Farmers... more »

Marsh Takes Reins of NCAE

Michael Marsh, the new president and CEO of the... watch »

Judge nixes lawsuit seeking worker collective bargaining

New York Farm Bureau is claiming victory in case that sought to create collective bargaining rights for farmworkers. The New York Farm Bureau state... more »

More Agricultural Worker Protection Standard revisions set

  EPA's Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agri... more »

Senators urged by Colorado ag group to fix foreign worker program

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met last week with the staff of Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and with Sen. Cory Gardne... more »

Michigan meetings focus on new Worker Protection Standards

Three new Worker Protection Standards (WPS) requirements go into effect Jan. 2, 2018. In an effort to keep growers apprised of the new regulations, th... more »

Farm employment practices subject of New York forum

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Jan. 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultura... more »

Economist: ag employers scramble to secure labor

The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing, according to an agriculture econom... more »

Author of ag guestworker legislation won’t run in 2018

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,  chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee – said he won’t... more »

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