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Think tank links H-2A with human trafficking
A new report from a policy think tank links the H-2A agricultural guest worker program with human trafficking.

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House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has been joined by House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in calling for Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on a bill that would protect forest management in the federal wildfire disaster budget.
Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop prices, an economist says.
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed for export markets.
WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock.
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
NCBA and state cattle associations contend a supplemental beef checkoff proposed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would be detrimental to the beef industry and producers and point out the differences between the current beef-specific checkoff and Vilsack's...
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
Farmers will want to learn more about new USDA Farm Service Agency insurance programs in the weeks ahead, says Judy Olson, executive director of the Washington office.
Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
To help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. commodity groups consider it a top priority to promote and advance science demonstrating the health attributes of their crops and products.
Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule
Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule
Oregon State University researchers have started new trials designed to help onion growers meet minimum standards for bacteria levels in irrigation water contained in the FDA's proposed produce safety rule.
Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals
The Denver-based chain said in a statement that consumers want to know whether the food they’re eating has been genetically modified. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns.
Mexican trucking pilot expires
A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next.