Last week, a federal judge granted a motion for a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from moving forward with its rule imposing a new fee schedule. The USCIS had issued a rule that could dramatically increase fees on employers that use the H-2A program, among other immigration-based programs. The fees were scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020.

Jason Resnick

From reducing food waste, energy, and GHG emissions to improving soil health, today’s growers and packer shippers are identifying new and ingenious ways to further sustainability efforts while meeting the ever-increasing demands from agricultural consumers. Though sustainability can be difficult to quantify, we now have a method to measure on-farm sustainability efforts!

Sonia Salas


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