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the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation's biggest farmer organization, said it does not expect the president's plan to help U.S. farmers deal with the labor shortage. “Our nation loses millions of dollars in fruit and vegetable production every year because farmers cannot find labor to harvest everything they grow,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “This order will not change that.
President Obama's executive actions on immigration may alleviate some pressure in the short-term for some agricultural workers, but long-term assurance is needed for employers, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives CEO Chuck Conner said Thursday.
For years I have written that farmer selling was a factor in moving prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat. This fall it played a major role in in the price rally that took place. Corn prices have also moved higher this fall by nearly 70 cents. Basis levels did not see the deep depression or retreat many had expected with record production.
More than half of all field workers are undocumented, according to the U.S. Labor Department, and many farmer groups estimate the share to be higher than 70%
A coalition of major farm organizations, including American Farm Bureau, and agriculture technology providers announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture.
A weed in the field’s going to take moisture, going to take sunlight, nutrients away from the plants surrounding it. And that’s why we have to keep clean fields.
According to a report released in October at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue, there’s a great need now for young agricultural professionals.
The report includes a detailed analysis of enrollment and workforce trends in six agriculture fields:
Four workshops designed to teach Certified Crop Advisers how to help farmers develop nutrient management plans will be offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.
An Ohio State University Extension educator has been named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.