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In July 2018, after the third quarter H-2A program data was released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification, we predicted an extremely large number of positions would be certified in the fourth quarter, pushing DOL certifications over the 240,000 mark in fiscal year 2018. With DOL certifying more than 49,000 positions in July, August and September – an increase of over 23 percent from fourth quarter 2017—that projection has been proven correct. A strong fourth quarter brought the total number of certified positions in FY 2018 to 242,762 – an increase of more than 21 percent over FY 2017.
Author: AFBA
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:24 am
The U.S.-China tariff tit-for-tat continued several weeks ago when China imposed another $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. exports, hides were among the casualties of this most recent round.
Author: AFBA
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:20 am
More than a year later, Puerto Rico farmers are continuing their recovery efforts from hurricanes Maria and Irma. Micheal Clements has more.
Author: AFBA
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:04 am

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Event will feature plenty of networking and experts on the local foods value chain.
Posted: October 22, 2018, 1:00 am
Less than half of Americans confident the food they eat is safe.
Posted: October 21, 2018, 1:00 am
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Posted: October 20, 2018, 1:00 am

 

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