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May 2007

Bill to reform H-2A introduced

Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte introduced a bill March 29 to reform the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program.H.R. 1792, the Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act of 2007, would reform ... more

General field practices can reduce risk of contamination

Beginning in July, any supplier to a USDA food or snack program will be required to pass a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit with a score of 80 percent or above. The audit verifies that growers ... more

Proposal would assure public funding for research and development

Under a new proposal, USDA would reorganize and lead in reinvigorating the uniquely American system of public funding for agricultural education, research and Extension. Called CREATE-21, it would est... more

Yes or No?

I had an economics professor in college who would pose every statement as a question. The supply is less than the demand. Yes or no?" he would state in his thick Greek accent.He would often call on a ... more

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