Because the crop program decision for the farm bill covers the current 2014 crop year and involves a choice among three program options, delaying the election until late in the election period reduces the risk of electing a program with lower expected payments.
President Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation doesn’t address the issue of an agricultural workforce. Growers still need a solution to help them gain access to a stable and secure workforce....More
Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly. The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has organized regional meetings for farmers and their state senators and delegates in November and December....More
Terry Griffin asked the audience if anyone knew what was at the bottom of any privacy/disclosure statement, the ones you must sign to download software or to use most any digital service. No one raised a hand. “Neither do I. I never read that far either,” he said....More