Ecosystem Asset Credit Opportunities Changing Quickly

The market for agricultural ecosystem asset credit opportunities, such as carbon, is developing rapidly, according to Economist Shelby Myers, American Farm Bureau Federation. "They're changing regularly. I've changed this presentation multiple times," Myers said at the “Carbon Farming in Texas Seminar,” Tuesday, May 11. American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Shelby Myers. (Photo courtesy of American Farm Bureau Read More

NIFA Invests $17.2M for Ag Education and Workforce Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of $17.2 million for 37 awards in Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates(link is external). This program is funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. “Developing the next generation of research, education and extension professionals in food and agricultural Read More

The Origin Story: Natalie Farmer

The story of Ag Workforce really begins years before we started helping agricultural companies scale their workforce and navigate the challenges of the legal workflow regarding H-2A visas and compliance in 2018. Founder, Natalie Farmer, remembers her childhood years fondly. “I have been involved in agricultural business since I was born. My dad has built livestock confinements for over 25 years,” Natalie said. “Early Read More

What Should We Expect From 2021

With spring just around the corner and 2020 now behind us, producers and agribusinesses alike anticipate what is to be expected of 2021. The industry suffered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as the world reacted, quickly shutting down schools and restaurants to slow the spread of the virus. As we start to see the healing process begin with the introduction of a vaccine, we hope that life will start returning to Read More

A Renewed Appreciation for the Agricultural Industry

As the year of 2020 passes, American’s reflect on where they assign their most basic needs and values. The Covid-19 pandemic introduced us to challenges many have never seen before and fostered a renewed appreciation for the factory workers and farmers putting food on tables across the country.  In a recent American study, agriculture and farming was ranked as one of the most favorable U.S. industrial sectors. The Read More

Brooklyn Judge Orders Government to Fully Restore DACA Program

On November 14, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered the Trump administration to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original form set by Obama in 2012 ,and began accepting new applications. This comes as a major victory for the 640,000 current DACA recipients and the 300,000 eligible applicants.  Maria graduated from the University of Texas with a degree Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from All of us at Ag Workforce

Turkey, mashed potatoes, family, and football all bring about the nostalgia of Thanksgiving for many people. But, as we continue to learn to navigate our world during a global pandemic, we must not lose sight of why we are thankful. We are thankful for our farmers. We are thankful for great relationships.   We are thankful for our healthcare workers. We are thankful for ideas and inspiration. We are thankful for Read More

EQIP rule updated by USDA, benefiting large farms

EQIP provides aid to producers to make conservation improvements on their working lands. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers. EQIP addresses natural resource concerns and delivers environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced erosion and Read More

NCAE Announces “Developing a COVID-19 Prevention Program” Webinar

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