NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 13, 2013 05:35 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Farmworkers Could be Even Scarcer in the Future

Americans' distaste for fruit and vegetable field work combined with ongoing immigration reform problems have hit the labor-intensive U.S. produce sector particularly hard. Reports from around the country, and especially from California, indicate that finding adequate numbers of skilled field workers is becoming difficult to nearly impossible for a number of farm operators.

California's agriculture industry produces more than $40 billion annually, much of which requires hand labor. As it is, the California ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
What Now for Meat Labels?
Washington Insider
Ag Policy Blog
Immigration Order Shortfalls
RFS Runaround
Obama Unveils Immigration Actions
Washington Insider--Friday
Obama to GOP: Pass a Bill
Washington Insider
Ag Runoff Targeted