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  • Farmers: Immigration Reform Needed for Ag Workers

    May 11, 2010

    Even during the recession, foreign workers harvested vegetables, milked cows and picked apples on many U.S. farms, doing work that farmers say Americans don't want to do. Associated Press Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Lettuce Recall Doesn’t Hide Progress on Food Safety, Experts Say

    May 10, 2010

    The recall of romaine lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco names across the US points to the need for better food safety regulations and new legislation, but it is also focusing attention on America’s strong record. The Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • FDA’s Ability to Safeguard Food Supply Faulted in Pair of Reports

    May 10, 2010

    More than 56 percent of domestic food manufacturers have gone five or more years without a federal inspection, and regulators can inspect only a small fraction of the foreign firms that ship food to the U.S. The Dallas Morning News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Five-day Potato Late Blight Forecast now Available for Michigan

    May 7, 2010

    With funding from Project GREEEN and the North Central IPM Center, the potato pathology program at Michigan State University (MSU) and Kathleen Baker at Western Michigan University have been developing a disease-forecasting model that generates accurate predictions of late blight risk up to five days… Full Story »
  • Arbitrator Ups Potato Price for Farmers

    May 6, 2010

    Farmers selling potatoes to McCain have seen their contract improved after going to arbitration. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Battle Over Slow Food Heats Up in Heartland

    May 5, 2010

    From Pennsylvania church ladies to Iowa dairymen, the locavore, small-is-good, organic food movement born in Northern California has penetrated America's heartland, where it is waging a pitchfork rebellion, much of it on the Internet, against the agricultural establishment. San Francisco Chronicle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Koompin: Mexican Truck Hot Potato

    May 5, 2010

    At my farm, we don't put a potato in the ground with-out a contract. We make sure every spud we grow has a home. The Washington Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New York Fights Back Against Blight Threat

    May 4, 2010

    The state is setting up an early-warning system to avoid a repeat of last year's sudden appearance of a highly destructive tomato plant disease. timesunion.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Plenty of Workers in Washington Farm Labor Pool

    May 4, 2010

    Slowdowns in other industries may be helping sustain the labor pool for Washington's agricultural employers. The Seattle Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Organic, Small Farmers Fret Over FDA Regulation

    Apr 28, 2010

    Small farmers in California who have led a national movement away from industrial agriculture face a looming crackdown on food safety that they say is geared to big corporate farms and will make it harder for them to survive. San Francisco Chronicle Click here to read the rest of the story.

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