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April 19, 2019
With Passover and Easter approaching, many consumers are focused on a holiday tradition — eggs. In fact, USDA estimates a quarter billion dozen eggs will be purchased during the Easter holiday to be dyed for baskets, rolls and hunts.
April 12, 2019
If you’re a farmer needing seasonal or temporary workers for planting, cultivating or harvesting the multitude of Michigan specialty crops, USDA has just unveiled a new interactive H-2A Visa Checklist Tool as the latest addition to their farmers.gov website.
March 28, 2019
Farmers need to stay on point when it comes to submitting comments on a proposed replacement to the Obama Administration’s ill-conceived 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, according to Don Parrish, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Quick Congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — while vital to maintaining $39 billion in agricultural exports as a result of NAFTA — will send a much bigger trade message to other U.S. global trading partners.
Despite unsuccessful Congressional efforts last year to secure passage of a revised guestworker program known as H-2C, there may be an opportunity in newly introduced legislation that would provide “a path to legalization” for undocumented agricultural workers that are already here.