Fifty Arizona K-12 schools have been granted $1,500 each to create and sustain their own edible gardens. The grants have been provided through the Arizona Department of Agriculture as part of the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. Pending completion of paperwork, the schools will receive their funds in August 2013.
Sesquicentennial. The word doesn’t flow off the tongue, probably because very few firms in the entire world in any industry have ever reached their 150th anniversary. Yet on June 29, Bayer, the pharmaceutical and crop protection tool giant celebrated that impressive anniversary with many employees and guests at a packed soccer stadium in its home city in Western Germany.
If you’ve been trying to understand your requirements under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), by now, you’ve come to realize that the federal statute is (at the risk of citing the obvious) complex.
For years labor litigation defined the practice of most attorneys that specialized in agricultural law. In fact, many lawyers were drawn to the industry in the ‘60s and ‘70s precisely because of the work dealing with the unionization of workers.
After 11 years of a thriving career as executive chef with Star Noodle, Chef Sheldon Simeon is moving on to bigger and better things. But don’t worry; future plans are brewing in the background. What’s next for the Top Chef? Simeon will be showing off his culinary skills during Workshop I at Western Growers’ 88th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, in November.
Don Johnston, a longtime leader for Western Growers and the California potato industry, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, after several difficult years, including the death of his wife, Gail Johnston, last fall.
The problem of harassment is not new nor is it unique to agriculture. Every industry and workplace throughout history has experienced it. Falsely-documented workers are especially vulnerable because of the threat of deportation.