Tag: future of farming
The Future of Farming: Inflation’s effect- Produce Blueprints
Inflation has been at the front of the news for much of this year, and it has affected Americans’ ability to purchase food.
The Future of Farming: Finding trade balance- Produce Blueprints
The U.S. produce industry is far from united in its sentiments about imports.
The Future of Farming: Imports and trade- Produce Blueprints
The earlier analysis leads to the third leg of the stool: how imports affect domestic growers and crops.
The Future of Farming: Mechanization- Produce Blueprints
As a result of labor pressures, California growers are being “forced to look for alternates in automation and mechanization,” says Ian LeMay, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association in Fresno, CA.
The Future of Farming: Seasonal vs. permanent workers- Produce Blueprints
As a rule, labor shortages are more acute for seasonal workers than for permanent ones.
The Future of Farming: Labor- Produce Blueprints
The concern about taking jobs away from U.S. workers continues, as shown by the present-day H-2A program. Growers can recruit foreign labor, but they must prove they have attempted, and failed, to secure domestic workers for the requested positions first.
We’re seeing the future of farming evolve before our eyes- Produce Blueprints
As we explore the future of farming in this online series, I’m replaying in my mind the field tours I’ve done over the past year and a half.
The Future of Farming: Labor, mechanization, and imports- Produce Blueprints
The produce industry has a future. That is certain. Human beings have been eating fresh fruit and vegetables for as long as anyone can tell, and that will continue for as long as anyone can foresee.