CFBF Encourages Overtime Bill Action

Dan General, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration 2 Comments

Take Action to Stop AB 1066 Legislators returned to Sacramento on August 1 for their last month of the legislative session. Just prior to the summer recess Assembly-member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) took the language from AB 2757, which was defeated, and placed it into another one of her bills, AB 1066. AB 1066 contains the exact language of AB 2757. …

Ag Labor and Border Security Require Balanced Approach

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For farmers and ranchers, immigration reform must balance agriculture’s need for a dependable supply of agricultural labor with enhanced security at our nation’s border. A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlights those issues, but with political debate ramping up and no practical solutions on the horizon, farmers say important areas of U.S. food production are at …

Farm Labor Shortage Vexes Farmers

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A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation’s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops. While the video highlights peach production in Georgia, it also outlines the scope of the farm labor problem across the U.S. Hiring a seasonal skilled workforce to bring crops in from the fields …

Milk-for-Cheese Pricing Formula Adjustment

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CDFA announces adjustment to milk-for-cheese pricing formula CDFA has released a letter to dairy processors and producers announcing a permanent adjustment in the price for milk sold for cheese production. Producers will receive an increase in payments from processors, estimated at an average of 96 cents per hundredweight (100 pounds) over a five-year period. This change is not expected to …

Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

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Delegates from all 50 states and Puerto Rico today elected new leaders and approved policies that will help determine the future of agriculture, during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 97th Annual Convention. Renewable fuels, governmental reform, farm policy, risk management and international trade were among the most important matters slated for action over the next 12 months.

Georgia Farmer Elected American Farm Bureau President

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Today, during the annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Orlando, Florida, delegates elected Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall to lead the organization as President. Duvall, who has been serving as Georgia’s Farm Bureau state president, will take over the top post from Bob Stallman, who has retired after 16 years. Duvall will serve a two-year term with the organization. Duvall beat …

USDA Shares 2015 Results

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USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in their communities. Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a list of USDA’s top achievements in 2015, demonstrating USDA’s efforts to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to …

Agri View: Immigration

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Immigration has been in the news for several years now. Not just since the public officials have been seeking office. Some farmers think the Department of Agriculture should be directly involved in immigrants. Everett Griner talks about the times when farmers need extra help in today’s Agri View. Immigration

Fresno Drought Forum is an Opportunity for Agriculture

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From CDFA: By Craig McNamara, President, California State Board of Food and Agriculture Tomorrow (May 5), the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be hosting a drought forum at the Big Fresno Fair (10 am-1 pm) to to hear from California’s farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and other community stakeholders on the impacts of this drought – giving a …

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Agricultural Trade and Workforce Immigration Issues in San Diego

Dan General, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

From CDFA Meetings on March 31st and April 1st The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will focus on agricultural trade and workforce immigration issues at its upcoming meetings in Tijuana (March 31st) and San Diego (April 1st). California is the largest agricultural producer and exporter in the nation and these meetings will focus on agricultural trade as well …

Immigration Reform and California Agriculture

Sabrina General, Labor and Immigration

There are more than 81,000 farms in California, making it the number-one state in agricultural production in the country, with more than $33 billion in revenue annually. That’s why farmers here have a huge stake in any changes that are made to immigration policy. Susan Carter has more.