farm labor

News Roundup: June 30-July6

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “There’s a strong interest in Friends of Agriculture,” Mecklenburg County Extension Blog: The 20 or so farmers and food […]

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News Roundup: April 21-27

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NC Ag Commissioner Considers Greensboro Event a Learning Experience,” Southern Farm Network: On Wednesday, North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve […]

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Today’s Topic: The availability of farm labor and its impact on the 2012 growing season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss how uncertainty about farm labor could be a factor in farmers’ decisions for 2012. Concerns about the availability and cost of farm labor have prompted at least one farmer to […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Farmers worry new labor rules will end teen jobs,” Charlotte Observer: From tending cattle to driving tractors or ATVs, […]

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Today’s Topic: Proposed federal farm labor regulations

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Department of Labor is collecting public comments until Dec. 1 about new proposed rules governing child labor on farms. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that, while the proposed rules are aimed at making farms safer for […]

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Today’s Topic: Agriculture needs a workable guest worker program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Several states have passed laws requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify program to make sure immigrant workers are in the U.S. legally. But in at least one of those states, that action has led to shortages […]

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