Southern Crop

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New Opportunity to Influence Farm Policy at the Local Level

The power to make decisions about agricultural policies and programs lies not only with Congress and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, but also in the hands of farmers, ranchers, and rural community members across the country.

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Welcome to the Litigious Age

The good neighbors of farming are fading away in an era of litigation and legal wrangling. When physical injury occurs on a farm, the loss often leads to a courtroom. While producer eyes are quick to focus on the fine print and penalties of OSHA regulations, sledgehammer civil suits approach[…]

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If We Want American Farm Workers, We Have to Offer Even More [Opinion]

With Congressional attitudes to immigration so entrenched, what steps can the U.S. take to ease some of the labor shortage? With common-sense immigration reform unlikely, our most obvious solution is in a holding pattern for the foreseeable future. That means we’re left with stitching together a series of small fixes.[…]

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