01 Mar, 2017

Trump Pushes for Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

Trump pushes for merit-based system, offers goals for accomplishing immigration reform

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28 Feb, 2017

How to Build a Better Herd

Business | By: Mike Opperman

Profitability comes from maximized genetic potential

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28 Feb, 2017

WOTUS One Step Closer To Extinction

Policy | By: Ben Potter

President Trump has signed an executive order which directs the EPA to formally reconsider WOTUS. 

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27 Feb, 2017

Struggling Farm Economy Complicates Farm Bill Efforts

Policy | By: The Associated Press

As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the…

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27 Feb, 2017

Mexico Warns U.S. It'll Cut Off Nafta Talks If Tariffs Proposed

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

Without Nafta, trade between Mexico and the U.S. would be ruled by World Trade Organization strictures limiting tariffs either country can impose on the other.

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26 Feb, 2017

Trump Deportations Could Drive Up Farm Wages

Labor | By: Bloomberg News

Across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader workforce.

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25 Feb, 2017

How to Audit Your Form I-9s

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As an employer you can't keep any of your workers from being swept up in an immigration raid, however there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fines and penalties, like auditing your I-9 forms.

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25 Feb, 2017

Farm Bill a Needed Safety Net in Down Cycle

Policy | By: Wyatt Bechtel

In a down agriculture market safety nets will be needed more than ever and now is not the time to make cuts to agriculture funding say producers who spoke for a Senate hearing.

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24 Feb, 2017

Cautious Optimism for 2017 Export Markets

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Despite industry challenges including strong competitors and unfavorable exchange rates, exports soared through the second half of 2016. Will that continue into 2017?

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24 Feb, 2017

USDA Public Meeting Clarifies Proposed California Federal Order Provisions

News | By: Jim Dickrell

USDA meeting sorts out some of the differences between a state and Federal order.

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