Growers Need to be Proactive to Attract, Keep Good Workers

When Gregory Billikopf goes into a field to watch farm workers pick produce, it's not hard for him to figure out their pay system. If they're all moving together in a row across the field,... more »

Time to Lobby for Immigration Reform Legislation

Well, it finally happened – the long awaited legislation to reform immigration and tighten U.S. borders finally came to Congress for debate. The AgJOBS provisions many farm groups wanted is in the package, along with... more »

Despite Drought, Sweet Corn Harvest Excellent

Mark Daniel says his Sweet corn harvest is busy, thanks to a good crop. WALB News more »

Farm’s Fates Hinge on Immigration Bill

Rick Bradford, a pepper and watermelon grower from La Quinta says not even the bonuses he's offering this season have attracted enough farmworkers to harvest his crops. Palm Springs Desert Sun more »

Strawberry Worries: Weather, Honey Bees

Weather concerns and figuring out what's happening to the honey bee population is on the minds of the researchers who led the 2007 Strawberry Twilight Tour at the Wye Research and Education Center. Atlantic Tractor more »

Mason Farmers Rely on Irrigation

County is set apart by sandy soil, abundant underground water supply. Journal Star Business News more »

Agricultural Recruitment System Finds Local Workers For Farmers

Rick Olivarez has boiled the complex subject of farm labor into a simple equation: A = farm workers. B = growers. A + B = harvest. "You can't have one without the other," he said.... more »

Labor Shortage Disrupting Michigan Asparagus Harvest

The shortage of farm workers growers have been fearing showed up on Michigan asparagus farms this spring. “There's a major problem out there,” Tom Greiner said. “There is asparagus being mowed down because there is... more »

Bt Corn Cleared in Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has caused much concern among beekeepers nationwide and it is not clear to date what is causing the die-off. Atlanta Tractor more »

Kentucky Grower Builds a Retail Destination

Back before Jimmy Dean came to mean sausage, the country singer crooned a tune that contained the line, "that spells Kentucky, but it means paradise." Bill Gallrein Jr. knows what he had in mind. You... more »

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