Labor

Immigration, farmworker groups sue Florida over SB 1718

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

EFI integrated into Highland Ag platform

Highland Ag Solutions has integrated the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) into the Highland Hub, an ag business platform. Highland Hub users pursuing EFI certification can use the system to track departments across farming operations are... more »

Farm Credit salutes California Fresh Fruit Association growers

Every summer, people around the country enjoy luscious fruits like apricots, table grapes, kiwis, peaches and plums. Because California is the nation’s largest producer of those commodities, there’s a high chance the fruits were grown... more »

International ag safety board taps Farm Medicine Center staffer

A National Farm Medicine Center staffer has been voted to an international agricultural safety board. Melissa Ploeckelman, an outreach specialist with the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, has been elected to the... more »

Vision-guided herbicide sprayer senses pesky weeds

Precision spraying has reduced total herbicide use for row crop operations compared to broadcast applications, without negatively impacting weed control or crop fitness and yield. Determining how these systems work in perennial crops, including fruits... more »

Drone deployment: Tech helps growers in orchards, vineyards

This is the first in a three-part series, focusing on the rising use of drones in specialty ag operations and the growing number of tasks they can do. Future installments will look at costs and... more »

Ag Labor Review: What if your workforce disappears overnight?

In mid-May, the Florida legislature passed a bill mandating electronic verification of all workers for employers with 25 employees or more through the federal E-Verify system. Legal experts have indicated the law would apply only... more »

Government relations staffer joins IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has added Sarah Neagu-Reed to its government relations division. Neagu-Reed will be joining IFPA’s public policy team as director of production & environmental policy. Sarah... more »

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