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should begin using the new Form I-9 with revision date 03/08/13
immediately for all new hires.
form can be accessed by clicking here.
immigration reform bill introduced in the Senate
here for a summary of the agricultural provisions of the bill.
here for the
May 2013 update
Overview of Health Care
Reform and its Impact on Agricultural Employers
here to read the report.
NJFB issues letter to
the editor regarding minimum wage.
here to read the letter.
conditionally vetoes minimum wage legislation.
here to read the details.
released two draft rules earlier this month.
The proposed rules establish food safety standards for food
processing facilities and also establish rules for fruit and vegetable
safety on the farm and in packing facilities.
here for more information.
"Fiscal Cliff" legislation.
here for the details.
federal judge ruled in favor of the Hudson Farm in Maryland, a family
poultry operation growing about 80,000 birds for Perdue. The judge
ruled that plaintiffs failed to prove that the Hudson Farm unlawfully
discharged pollutants to “waters of the U.S.” in violation of the
Clean Water Act.
here for more
information on the case.
Showing strong support
once again for farming and its issues, the voting public in New Jersey
has been measured by a well-respected opinion poll for its views on
top ag policy questions.
here for the poll results.
Carryout Bag Reduction and Recycling
here for a summary of the bill, and potential impacts on farm markets.
Hurricane Sandy Information
suffering from crop damage should contact their local FSA office and
report the losses.
you have lost power and it has impacted your business, or as a family
had to throw out food you should register with FEMA, and follow the
directions for applying for aid.
here to go to the FEMA website.
The Rutgers Board of Managers
presented a formal statement productions agriculture's needs from the
College in a five page "white paper," which was accompanied
by support letters from Farm Bureau and the State Board of
here to read the
here to read NJFB's letter.
Farmers are advised . . . all
licensed pesticide applicators under DEP rules who store pesticides on
their business site are required to notify their local fire company of
such storage by May 1 of each year.
here for more information.
Minimum Wage: NJFB
has posted a one page fact sheet entitled: "Minimum
Wage Increase Proposal-Impacts on Agriculture."
It contains a brief
description of the proposed bills (S-3, A-2162) and talking points for
farmers to use when discussing the legislation.
Know the Facts
has updated its farmland assessment fact sheet.
Click here for a copy.
NJFB's Summary of the
Common Motor Vehicle Regulations Impacting Farmers is now available
online. (Updated August 2012)
here for a copy of the booklet.