DOL issues H-2A wage rule, ag groups voice displeasure

The Department of Labor issued its new rule for determining wages for ag workers in the H-2A temporary visa program, and industry groups were quick to... more »

Reducing nitrogen to improve soil and plant health

Potato health and marketability are constants at the forefront of growers’ minds. Whether it’s high bruise-free percentages and high yields or the... more »

Farmers tout technology as essential for future

Growers beset by high cultivation costs are turning more consistently to technology to provide relief on multiple fronts, a trend that is here to stay... more »

National team developing soil health practices specifically for potato cropping systems

The USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative Potato Soil Health Project was awarded in 2018 to help the potato industry explore how soil health can be ... more »

Water Woes in Idaho

All water is not created equal in Idaho. There are senior water rights and junior water rights. What is formally called the law of prior appropriatio... more »

New EPA rules to challenge specialty crop growers

Specialty crop producers will be hard-pressed to comply with new proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency that overhauls how it implements t... more »

2023 Central Wisconsin Processing Crops Meeting set for March 8

The Central Wisconsin Processing Crops Meeting will be held in Hancock, Wisconsin, March 8, from 9 a.m to 11:35 p.m. Lunch will follow. There is a $25... more »

Bill introduced to exclude ag from SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

Earlier this week former House Ag Committee Chair (and sitting committee member) Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) re-introduced the Protect Farmers from the SEC ... more »

NDSU projects crop profits for 2023

Most crops in all regions project a profit for the year. The North Dakota State University Extension projected crop budgets for 2023 are available ... more »

USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program signup for 2023

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin applying for the Conservation Reserve Program... more »

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