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News Articles

February, 2017

Highland Precision Ag Featured in Fresh From Florida Magazine

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

January, 2017

Highland Precision Ag Partners With Waypoint Analytical

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.

January, 2017

2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates

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.

November, 2016

How Ag Education Has Changed in the Last Decade

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.

October, 2016

Saving Our Citrus Crops: Battling Citrus Greening With Precision Ag

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.

September, 2016

Honing in on Your Pesticide Usage

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.

September, 2016

7 FAQs Consumers Have About Farming

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.

August, 2016

New Regulations for Commercially Used Drones: What You Need to Know

On Monday, August 29, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules for commercially used, small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) went into effect.

August, 2016

With Farmers Markets Changing, Where Can Growers Sell Their Produce?

Farmers markets were the first source of income for many of our grandparents and great-grandparents. After a long week of tending to fields, they’d pack up their pickup trucks and head down to the local market to sell their fresh fruits and vegetables.

August, 2016

Colleges Across the U.S. are Adopting Precision Agriculture Programs

A quick Google search for “precision agriculture degrees” brings up nine colleges with curriculum focused on precision agriculture.