Over the past month, the WG Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. has added three more agtech innovators to its roster. The Center is now home to a total of 24 agtech start-up companies who are working individually and collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing the ag industry. The three startups who have joined the Center this month are:

Stephanie Metzinger

The Farm Foundation Forum held a panel discussion today to address food and agriculture issues likely to be faced by the next administration. Ken Barbic, senior director of federal government affairs, participated in the event and focused on labor issues.

In his remarks, Barbic outlined the need for immigration reform and the industry’s policy priorities, including legal status for existing workers and a new market-orientated visa program to replace the bureaucratic, costly and challenged H-2A program. 

Jeff Janas

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