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Michigan Appeals court upholds migrant worker’s conviction in killing of farmer

The Michigan state Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of farm worker Socorro Hurtado-Garcia in the Feb. 5, 2010, killing of his boss, Ed Rasch.Hurtado-Garcia, 59, who worked for Rasch more than... more »

Returning vets to get agriculture training

The unemployment ratio of returning veterans is higher than the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Currently it stands around 12 percent. Enter AgWarriors.Based in Tulare, Calif., the organization is committed to... more »

Virginia farm focuses on fall entertainment

Fall is prime time for Belvedere Plantation.The Fulks family, which runs the Fredericksburg, Va., farm and agritourism enterprise, spends all winter, spring and summer preparing for the busy season - when about 50,000 people visit... more »

Early warm weather worries growers

States across the Midwest and East Coast were experiencing warmer-than-normal temperatures earlier this year. In March alone, average temperatures were 15˚ F to 20˚ F higher than normal, according to The Weather Channel.History in the... more »

As tide of illegal immigrants goes home, will U.S. economy suffer?

The steady stream of immigrant workers who used to line up at Tim Dunn's Arizona farm, ready to pick vegetable seed crops like black-eyed peas and garbanzo beans, has mostly dried up."We just don't see... more »

Early spring warmth causing growers sleepless nights

For many of the Midwest and Eastern states, spring weather arrived early. Most areas are three to four weeks ahead of schedule in terms of plant growth and bloom, according to university Extension offices.Such conditions... more »

USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to China under way

Valley Pride Sales Inc. in Mount Vernon, Wash. is among approximately 40 American businesses participating in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Trade Mission to China that kicked off today and runs through March 28.Acting Under... more »

Accurate I-9 forms are more vital than ever

When Blair Babcock, an agent with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, spoke to attendees of the West Michigan Ag Labor meeting Feb. 15, he was running a little late. He was... more »

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