Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses


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The financial stability of farming operations throughout the United States is heavily dependent on the proper employment of foreign agricultural workers.  Understanding the  law and regulations applicable to the hiring of those workers can be a daunting task, even for those operations who regularly use foreign agricultural workers.  For example, U.S. farmers who have H-2A workers or are considering utilizing the H-2A Visas for foreign agriculture workers must comply with U.S. Department of Labor and Immigration laws and regulations …

2018 Farm Bill Outlook


 

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With net farm income in the U.S. falling to a 12-year low, there are very real challenges in the farm economy. The 2018 Farm Bill will seek to provide much needed relief to farmers and ranchers by improving farm safety net programs, revisiting conservation programs, and potentially making reforms in nutrition programs. Dr. Newton will provide an outlook on the 2018 Farm Bill and highlight some of the key policy issues identified by American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bill …

Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity?

Nearly every state in the U.S. has a cottage food law that allows entrepreneurs to produce certain food products in their homes with little regulatory oversight.  Many applaud these laws for creating opportunities for producers to generate income from small scale production of foods that have a low food safety risk.  Others argue, however, that cottage food laws impose needless restrictions that impede entry into the food market without a valid public health and safety purpose.  There is notable variation …