Production

Rural America is on an Immigrant Labor Treadmill

The farmworkers of tomorrow are growing up today somewhere outside the United States, making immigration policy a major concern of farmers, farmworker... more »

Potatoes in Malawi, Africa

A photo gallery of Joe's trip can be viewed on the Spudman Facebook fan page here.She grew the potatoes, carried them to the factory and processed the... more »

Vine Killing

Growers tend to build their own formula for good vine killing management from years of experience. Over that period of time they learn how factors suc... more »

North Florida Growers Battle Cold, Drought, Flood

Potato growers in northeast Florida's Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties have battled an unholy triumvirate of weather issues this winter and spri... more »

P.E.I. Multiplies Fines to Protect Against Potato Disease

Island farmers who don't properly dispose of bad potatoes will face much higher fines, as the province moves to stop the spread of diseases.Farmers ar... more »

Jobless Finding New Work on Farms

Unemployed workers are seeking jobs in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, easing farm labor shortages in the process. USA TodayClick here to read th... more »

Non-Disease Potatoes Nearly Double

A project to increase the use of certified seed potatoes and enhanced advisory services has nearly doubled production in nine years, boosting incomes ... more »

New York Labor Bill May Die in Senate Turmoil

A bill that would extend to seasonal and other farm workers rights to time-and-a-half overtime pay, a full day off every week, freedom to form unions ... more »

AgJOBS Introduced Again

Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., and Howard Berman, D-Calif., will introduce, in the Senate and House, the Agric... more »

EPA Tightens Restrictions on Carbofuran

EPA has issued a final rule revoking all tolerances for carbofuran (Furadan) in food, effective at the end of this year. The May 11 action follows ear... more »


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