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  • H-2A Update: Frequently Asked Questions

    Jun 3, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the latest suspension of the H-2A Final Rule. To see the list, Click here.
  • Boise Fry Eatery Runs Afoul of Idaho Potato Commission

    Jun 3, 2009

    A creative Boise eatery that spotlights Idaho's most famous crop has run afoul of the very agency that promotes its most famous crop. Idaho Press-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • DuPont Files Suit Against BASF Over Weed Killer Trait

    Jun 2, 2009

    DuPont Co. is suing rival BASF SE, claiming the German chemicals giant is infringing four patents for a herbicide-tolerant technology and seeking compensation. CNNMoney.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Labor Department Suspends New H-2A Rule

    May 29, 2009

    It's back to the old rules for H-2A employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is suspending the H-2A Final Rule that went into effect Jan. 17. That Final Rule amended the regulations governing the certification for temporary employment of non-immigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a… Full Story »
  • Emptied but not Wasted: Recycling Ag Plastics

    May 29, 2009

    Out on the farmland, those plastic containers used to ship and hold pesticides can really pile up. Yakima Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • July is Smart Irrigation Month

    May 28, 2009

    The Irrigation Association (IA) named July Smart Irrigation Month in 2006 to raise awareness of the benefits of smart irrigation practices. Since then, IA members in every segment of the industry have used Smart Irrigation Month as an opportunity to promote efficient irrigation practices, technologies… Full Story »
  • Congressman Tours Flooded Potato Fields

    May 28, 2009

    After a week in which 18 or more inches of rain fell on potato fields in Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties, the rush is on to salvage what's left of a potato crop. News4Jax Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, Click here.
  • EPA Strengthens Soil Fumigant Safety Measures

    May 28, 2009

    EPA is strengthening safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides. The safety measures will reduce fumigant exposures to bystanders – people who live, work, attend school or spend time near agricultural fields that are fumigated – and increase overall safety of fumigant use by requiring greater… Full Story »
  • Marketing Association Joins Empire Expo

    May 28, 2009

    Starting next year, the New York State Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association will be joining the Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Sessions on marketing and promotion will be added to the current schedule of crop and commodity education sessions that already occur at the Expo. “This… Full Story »
  • USDA Amends Regulations for TASC Program

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has announced final rule changes that will amend regulations for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program. The rule changes will take effect on June 11, 2009. USDA Click here to read the rest of the story.

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