by WGCIT Western Growers Center for Innovation
Posted on April 24, 2019 11:01 AM
The agriculture industry has been battling a labor shortage for over a decade. Over the past few years, the number of farmworkers who are migrating to the U.S. from Mexico has dropped, exacerbating this shortage. Supporting mechanization and automation is more important now than ever.
“Absent an immigration solution that provides U.S. farms with access to a legal, stable supply of foreign workers, farmers and ag-related businesses are looking into ways to support mechanization and automation to help solve their labor woes. If they don’t, there will be no such thing as local (or domestically-grown) fresh produce,” said Western growers President/CEO Tom Nassif in a blog post.Continue Reading
Posted on April 24, 2019 10:53 AM
Taylor Farms @YourTaylorFarms We are committed to preserving a healthy world for future generations. In addition to our renewable and alternative energy initiatives, we also focus on waste reduction in our journey to reduce our carbon footprint. #TaylorFarms #EarthMonth https://www.taylorfarms.com/news/earth-month-2019-our-journey-to-zero-waste/Continue Reading
Posted on April 18, 2019 01:54 PM
The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology hosted Hemp Information and Overview Meetup on April 17 to discuss the latest trends in industrial hemp and opportunities for specialty crop growers and agtech companies.Continue Reading