Do you know how competitive your wages are for your farm laborers?  What about for your professionals?  What types of benefits are others in the specialty crop industry offering?  How are others handling challenges presented by Health Care Reform? There are two surveys currently available to help you determine these things.

Karen Timmins

In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable.  In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability

Hank Giclas


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