DEFINING PRECISION AGRICULTURE
By Steve Maxwell
We hear it all of the time when we meet a new customer, attending an industry show, or answering questions on a discussion panel, "You all are a drone company, right?" It's then that we smile and realize what a great opportunity we have to let them know what Precision Agriculture means.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is said to be the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. FSMA is made up of seven major rules, one of which being the Produce Safety Rule.
Highland Precision Ag is very excited to share the 2016-2017 edition of Florida Magazine—your guide to Florida's farms, forests food and exports. Florida Magazine is published in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Waypoint Analytical, Inc. (WP), in Memphis, TN and Highland Precision Ag, LLC, (HPA), in Mulberry, FL, are pleased to announce a strategic alliance in the Precision Ag industry that will enhance Highland’s laboratory testing services.
The United States Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration has issued its 2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates. See table below.
The Department's H-2A regulations at 20 CFR 655.120(l) provide that employers must pay their H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment at least the highest of: 1. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR); 2. The prevailing wage; 3. The prevailing piece rate; 4. The agreed-upon collective bargaining wage, if applicable; or 5. The Federal or State minimum wage, in effect at the time the work is performed.
As the agriculture industry changes to include new farming practices, such as precision agriculture, a new generation of farmers are beginning to adopt the responsibility of integrating these new practices into their operations.
For the Florida citrus industry, time is not on our side.
Huanglongbing, commonly known among growers as citrus greening, has compromised millions of citrus trees all over the world and has only recently made its way to the western hemisphere.
Pesticides. Whenever the word is mentioned, it usually strikes a debate between those who think we should use them and those who think we shouldn’t use them for a variety of different reasons. However, growers know that pesticides are essential to being able to produce the quality and quantity that the customer expects and maintain the health of our communities.
When most people think of a farmer, they think of an idealistic pasture, dotted with cattle that are peacefully grazing as a humble family picks fresh fruits and vegetables from their fields.
On Monday, August 29, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules for commercially used, small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) went into effect.