A long-running dispute between Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers union has taken another twist, with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board ruling that Gerawan engaged in bad faith bargaining with the union...Show More Summary
Nebraskans are left to sit upon an unbalanced three-legged tax stool. The property tax leg is too long, representing more than 35 percent of the state’s tax revenues. The income tax leg of the stool is too short, reflecting 27 percent of state revenue. Show More Summary
Earth Day is joining the March for Science this year with a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Saturday to “defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world,” with support from organizations like the American Chemical Society. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has prepared a toolkit for farmers... Read More
Brownfield has welcomed DayWeather Network to the suite of agriculture networks it represents for national sales, expanding the marketing reach available for advertising partners to more than 700 affiliate radio stations in a 15-state region of prime agricultural production. Show More Summary
For the National Agri-Marketing Association, there’s a new app in town. NAMA is very excited to announce our new and improved mobile app, just in time for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference! Make sure you download the new app – or update to the new version – so you can stay up to date while you are in Dallas next week!... Read More
The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased with the passage of a final International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for Seed during the recent International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Korea. American...Show More Summary
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gearing up for 2017 Census of Agriculture, which will be mailed to all known farmers and ranchers in the nation at the end of this year. The census is conducted every five years by and is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them. “The Census of Agriculture remains... Read More
Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists...Show More Summary
Amidst the celebration of Earth Day, farmers and civil societies coming from India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as regional organizations such as the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific, Asian Peasants...Show More Summary
You still have time to send us your nomination for the prestigious Canadian Produce Person of the Year for 2017. It will be presented by The Packer’s VP of Produce Shannon Shuman at the Thursday, May 11 annual banquet at the Canadian...Show More Summary
Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms plans to begin shipping its red potatoes from Pearsall, Texas, on April 24. Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms plans to begin shipping its red potatoes from Pearsall, Texas, on April 24...
Parsippany, N.J.-based Kings Food Markets recently announced a slew of promotions, including for several people involved in produce. Donna Mastellone, most recently the director of floral, specialty boutique sales and merchandising, has been promoted to vice president of produce and floral, according to a news release. Show More Summary
DMA Solutions Inc. has formed a communications staff, promoting Beth Atkinson to communications director. DMA Solutions Inc. has formed a communications staff, promoting Beth Atkinson to communications director.
Dear Gov. Bransted, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, and Iowa lawmakers, We, the undersigned, oppose any proposal to eliminate funding and authority for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. While the work of the Leopold Center is focused...Show More Summary
The land, facilities and equipment that formerly belonged to Statesboro, Ga.-based Gerrald’s Vidalia Sweet Onions will be for sale in May at a bank-ordered auction. The land, facilities and equipment that formerly belonged to Statesboro, Ga.-based Gerrald’s Vidalia Sweet Onions will be for sale in May at a bank-ordered auction.
Northwest produce sales agent Kent Bille Marboe died April 3 in Seattle, Wash., at age 83. Northwest produce sales agent Kent Bille Marboe died April 3 in Seattle, Wash., at age 83.
Many planters around the Corn Belt were sitting idle last week as wet weather continued to delay planting progress at the start of the season, much to the dismay of farmers anxious to get into the fields. The latest crop progress report from USDA this week shows corn planting progress at six percent falling behind last year at this time... Read More
The Center for Rural Affairs recently released “Pathways to Land Access,” a report by Anna Johnson with support from Glen Ready. The paper is a study of the Conservation Reserve Program - Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP), administered by the U.S. Show More Summary
Now founder and CEO of KickStart International, Martin Fisher, at first wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do with his life. A Fullbright scholarship took him to Africa for a year to look for the potential use of technology and engineering in development. That one year turned in to 17 years in Kenya. Martin presented his case study at... Read More
Industry leaders criticise the RSPCA’s decision to press ahead with aerial perching.