Ag employers feel the pinch from E-Verify, state reforms

If you weren't familiar with E-Verify before, you're probably familiar with it now.E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's I-9 form to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... more »

U.S., Mexico resolve trucking dispute

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

USDA proposes new grades for frozen onions

USDA is seeking comment on a proposal to establish new U.S. standards for grades of frozen onions.The American Frozen Food Institute, a national trade association promoting and representing the interest of the frozen fruit and... more »

Nematode, soil health challenges can’t wait

My work with Michigan soils and nematodes started 21 years ago with a three-year sweet cherry tree decline project with plant pathologist Alan Jones and nematologist George Bird. We established that soil pH was the... more »

How do you replace methyl bromide?

Methyl bromide has worked wonders for Florida strawberry growers over the years, eliminating a broad spectrum of pests in a fairly straightforward manner. Stricter environmental controls and an international agreement have slowly phased out use... more »

Late planting, wet conditions and early-season onion weeds

Many acres of Michigan onions were seeded after May 1. May 1 is the normal “plant-by” date for northern pungent onions in Michigan. Onions can be planted up to May 15, but usually bulbs are... more »

Michigan Onion Committee appointments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Onion Committee. The committee is dedicated to improving the profitability of Michigan's fresh and processed onion industries. Glenn Leep, Mark Nail and Eric Schreur are reappointed.Leep,... more »

The debate between onions and sweet corn

There's a food fight of sorts brewing across the state as leaders try to figure out which vegetable represents New York the best. YNNTo read more, click here. more »

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