Labor

Worker Protection Standard compliance manual updated

EPA in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) Exit is making available a guide to help users of agricultural pesti... more »

Research points to effective ag safety mobile apps

Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center led development and testing of an evaluation framework to help judge the overall worth of a mobile ap... more »

Western Growers opens ag tech competition

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportuni... more »

$26 million awarded for farmworker housing

USDA has awarded $26 million to help provide housing for farmworkers in nine rental communities in four states. The funding will support 439 rental un... more »

June eSpudman Market Report: Impact of trade on U.S. potato industry

A slideshow presentation by John Toaspern, Potatoes USA chief marketing office, on the trade impact of potato imports and exports.... watch »

Marrone Bio reports first sales of MAJESTENE bionematicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced its first sales of its latest product, MAJESTENE. The company also reports that MAJESTENE has been liste... more »

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Let the marketplace decide

The historic success of farmers in the United States in providing consumers with safe, abundant and affordable food results from the interaction of ha... more »

Getting the Credit

Since 2010 the small employer health insurance tax credit (Code Section 45R) has been available. For tax years 2010 through 2013, businesses that pay ... more »

Is it time for Immigration Reform?

Tom Stenzel, president of United Fresh Produce Association, discusses the need for comprehensive immigration reform just before a press conferenc... watch »

Looking back: 50 years in potato production

Potato planting has gone from two- and four-row planters to six- and even up to 12 row planters, without anymore workers on the machines, poking seed ... more »


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