agriculture

The Importance of U.S. Waterways; It’s National Ag Week
The Waterways Council Inc. and more than 40 other organizations and businesses sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations leaders stressing the importance of maintaining U.S. navigation channels and inland waterways for safe and efficient freight movement to avoid similar impacts like the W…
E-Verify Advances; U.S. Agribusiness On Trade Mission To S.E. Asia
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced mandatory E-Verify legislation by a vote of 20 to 13. This legislation would force employers to use E-Verify to ensure workers can legally work in the U.S. Democrats argued this legislation would devastate ag employers - but Judiciary Committee Chair Robert…
Workforce Act Challenged; Cuba Visit Continues
There is strong opposition to the Legal Workforce Act currently being considered in the House Judiciary Committee. The Agriculture Workforce Coalition - comprised of more than 70 agricultural organizations - says any bill mandating E-Verify must only come after or in conjunction with legislation to …
MGEX Has 2nd Best Month; Opening Export Market to Cuba
MGEX has recorded the 2nd-best month in its storied history, reporting a total volume of 221,410 from February. MGEX also saw its electronic volume from February finish the month at 197,456, making it the highest electronic volume month ever for the Exchange...
Trusting Agricultural Science;”Farmland” Movie Released on DVD
The issue of whether to trust agricultural science and scientists is coming to a head as there is a demand for more science-based information. Recent examples like removing potatoes from the WIC program and then turning around and putting them back in…or that eggs are a cholesterol demon to b…

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