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NCAE webinar detangles farmworker protection rule

In a recent webinar, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

AgTechX Ed Summit tackles workforce issues

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Merced College have partnered to host AgTechX Ed, a half-day event dedicated to developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural... more »

SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

Food, ag research award nominations open

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting nominations for the 2024 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. FFAR plans to grant up to 10 awards to early-career scientists pursuing research... more »

Pennsylvania recognizes specialty crop growers

Pennsylvania fruit and vegetable groups honored notable leaders in their industries at the Annual Fruit & Vegetable Growers Banquet. The event was on the first day of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Jan. 30-Feb.... more »

Biologicals companies added to Platform10 roster

New biologicals companies have been added to the Platform10 #1 Company cohort. Platform10 is an international, multi-year collaboration that works to accelerate promising biopesticide companies, rigorously assess products, enhance grower confidence, and facilitate market development... more »

Trump’s tariff plan criticized

Rural Voices USA, a bipartisan organization that promotes the interests of rural Americans, is applauding Nikki Haley for criticizing Donald Trump’s tariff plan. The group states the plan would have a devastating impact on farmers,... more »

IFPA asks members to support H-2A wage relief bill

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced support for the Supporting Farm Operations Act, an immediate measure to address wage relief. The legislation freezes the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR), the wage rate that... more »

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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