As attempts by Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform repeatedly fail, those in agriculture are steadily moving forward in a race to develop and adopt the newest technologies in automation—primarily robotics—to stem the need for immigrant farmworkers. New technologies alone, however, are unlikely to solve the worsening farm labor shortage, and U.S. agriculture will continue to suffer unless long-term solutions are found.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue laid out a four-page set of principles for the farm bill Wednesday during a trip to Pennsylvania. Read moreRead More »
American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, a Georgia farmer, told the Sunbelt Ag Expo awards luncheon audience that farmers must be engaged with government to effect change on the farm and across rural America. Read moreRead More »