FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jan 29, 2013 04:54 PM CST

Labor-intensive ag industries--livestock, custom harvesting crews, seed corn production and fresh produce to name a few--are like the eternally faithful Chicago Cubs fans who wonder each winter "will this be the year?" says Frank Gasperini, CEO of the National Council of Agricultural Employers. He is not dreaming about a World Series run, he adds, but whether Congress will do something useful about immigration reform.

"Most of us vacillate between extreme optimism and abject depression over the possibility that agriculture’s workforce needs will ever be positively addressed in ways that will work," he wrote a few weeks before a bipartisan group ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Woodbury: Family Business Matters
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Farmland Outlook
Finance Outlook
Iowans to Favor ARC?