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Ag labor group’s report praised

Industry leaders support bipartisan ag labor group’s report Industry leaders and associations applauded the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan agriculture labor working group’s final report. The report is the product of a months-long effort to... more »

U.S.-Mexico labor task force includes IFPA’s John Hollay

The International Fresh Produce Association's John Hollay has been named to a multi-stakeholder and bi-national task force on farm labor. The task force, established by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, aims to develop... more »

Ed Wengryn appointed NJ ag secretary

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Edward D. Wengryn as New Jersey secretary of agriculture. Wengryn, who started in the role on March 25, succeeds Douglas Fisher, who retired. Joe Atchison III, the assistant... more »

Florida to consider ag tax exemptions

Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and state lawmakers are proposing to eliminate multiple taxation of agricultural production by annual local property taxes. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, Senator Jay Collins, and Representative Danny Alvarez announced... more »

Budget provision includes one-year Farm Bill extension

Editor's note: President Joe Biden has signed the bill. See the updated story. A continuing budget resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate includes a measure to extend the Farm Bill for... more »

Legislation supported by Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, has endorsed nutrition and organic... more »

Organic advances protected in bipartisan House bill

Despite the chaos of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan effort is underway to ensure organic standards continuously evolve and improve. H.R. 5973, the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act (CIAO) 2023,... more »

SCFBA applauds bipartisan legislation on farm bill priorities

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, this week endorsed legislation that... more »

Rural Voices criticizes Congress’ USDA funding blocking

Rural Voices USA, an organization that promotes the interests of rural Americans, is expressing opposition to Republican efforts delaying passage of the U.S. Department of Agriculture FY24 funding bill. Lawmakers must meet a Sept. 30... more »

Frey Farms’ Sarah Frey appointed to advise House Committee on Agriculture

Sarah Frey, founder and CEO of Illinois’ Frey Farms, has been appointed to serve as an Advisor to the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Frey will advise the U.S. House of Representatives’... more »

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