Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, labor remains a perennial concern for fruit and vegetable growers. Results of the latest labor survey, conducted among fruit and vegetable growers across the U.S., shed light on the... more »

Children’s farm safety group warns of gasoline dangers

The National Children's Center For Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is warning farm families about the dangers of handling gasoline. Telling the story of a farm family child that died handling gasoline, the organization... more »

USAID panel participation leads to Guatemalan trip

I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Legal Labor Pathways” for U.S. agricultural jobs. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the panel that took place in early May. Unlike many... more »

Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

NJSHS conducts summer orchard tour, educational programs in Morris County

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society (NJSHS) is sponsoring the 2024 Summer Orchard Tour and Educational Program from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 27 at Wightman Farms, located at 111 Mt. Kimbal Ave., located... more »

Annual California Small Farm Conference released 2025 dates

The 37th annual California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27. The 2025 edition of the conference will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. It will feature four days of virtual workshops... more »

Ohio Grape Industries Committee launches Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) has introduced the Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP), designed to bolster grape production in Ohio. This initiative is aimed at increasing the availability of high-quality, locally-grown grapes to support... more »

GreenStone Farm Credit Services grants scholarships

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has revealed the 2024 recipients of the GreenStone Scholarship Program and the Dave Armstrong Scholarship Program, distributing a total of $60,000 to outstanding students. Since 2010, GreenStone has provided $500,000 in... more »

Farmworker education opportunities listening session scheduled

An ag employers group wants to brainstorm the industry for ideas on how to help farmworkers receive educations. The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) is planning to host a special listening session to explore... more »

Ohio Agritourism Conference and OPGMA Summer Tour join forces

The Ohio Agritourism Conference and OPGMA Summer Tour are combining efforts to provide valuable learning experiences and minimizing the time participants spend away from the farm. This event is designed to provide insights into customer... more »

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