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UW Extension educators could lose jobs to budget cuts

Proposed budget cuts have University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension educators worried about their future.Here's more from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Journal Sentinel:Every county in the state has at least one UW Extension person in areas such... more »

Lack of labor puts Michigan asparagus harvest on hold

Michigan asparagus is ready to be harvested, but a lack of labor is putting things on hold.And this isn't a new issue. Here's more from WZZM13, a television station based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan:Asparagus... more »

Report: 57,900 agriculture jobs, not enough college graduates

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural... more »

CASA to offer free farm safety training online

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI).Each year, CASA and... more »

UGA attempting to find, root out rotten onions

Onions, one of the biggest vegetable crops in Georgia, risk disease when they are harvested and stored. To solve this issue, University of Georgia researchers have developed new technologies, including a gas sensor and imaging... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general labor shortages in the produce industry, the farm has a reliable... more »

Nature Fresh breaks ground on Ohio greenhouse project

Nature Fresh Farms broke ground on Phase I of the company's new 180-acre Delta, Ohio, greenhouse facility on April 10.“We are extremely delighted to be here today to put the first shovels in the ground... more »

Crops rot as Mexican labor dispute continues

For the last week, striking farmworkers in Baja California have all but stopped the winter harvest, right at its peak. While crops rot, indigenous pickers are rallying on streets and plazas as police and army... more »

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