Labor

Sauerkraut workers protest their canning

In a federal class action, 66 Mexican citizens with visas to work in the United States claim the world's largest sauerkraut factory fired them when faced with the prospect that it might have to pay... more »

Labor department is targeting farm employers

Growers know that your typical American doesn't want to work on a farm, but that particular fact seems to have been missed by those who work at the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), according to... more »

Regional food hubs on the rise with local markets

Mark Coe, manager of the third-generation Calvin Lutz Farm in northwest Michigan, was surprised four years ago when a buyer for Chicago Public Schools went gaga for the farm's cull peaches."They wanted the smaller ones... more »

U.S., Europe reach organic agreement

The European Union and the United States recently announced that beginning June 1, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region.The organics sector in the... more »

Jobs for veterans: AgWarriors offers path to employment in agriculture

Putting returning veterans to work by providing them training to prepare for careers in agriculture is the mission of a new effort that gets its official launch during the World Ag Expo, which runs Feb.... more »

Dirty Jobs comes to Gills Onions

You gotta love onions – especially on Valentine's Day when Gills Onions is being featured in an episode of the Discovery Channel's “Dirty Jobs.”Host Mike Rowe visited the Oxnard, Calif.-based onion processor nearly two years... more »

Storms may have killed off many stink bugs

The combined fury of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may have drowned much of the region's stink bug population, but scientists are still hesitant to say that homeowners will see fewer of them when... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

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VGN December 2021 issue

Baloian Farms recognized for innovation, charitable work

Tom Ford makes solid impact on growers

Beneficials bring twospotted spider mite control on farms

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Rain events change the fungicide schedule

Bee pollination impacted by off-farm foraging

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Water woes challenge Western ag

Specialty melon variety offers high tunnel option

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Politicians must act for sustainability of ag labor

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