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Precision agriculture’s latest push is autonomous tractors. Although the shift to automation will be gradual, it is coming nevertheless, and Ohio State professor Scott Shearer is on the cutting edge of advancing this technology.

Farm owners and operators are advancing in age and when looking at who will perform the daily operations, it may feel like there is nowhere to turn.

The Affordable and Secure Food Act would reform the H-2A visa program to provide year-round jobs and set up a pathway to a green card for farm workers.

Some Ohio farm and business groups are urging immigration reform, saying it could help address workforce shortages in the food and farm sectors.

Many farm and non-farm businesses are struggling to attract good employees. Ohio State University Extension educator David Marrison has some advice.

With declining rural populations, farm groups in some states have expressed concerns about agricultural labor and reiterated a need for immigration reform. Ohio and Pennsylvania aren’t major states for livestock processing, and many Ohio farmers, in particular, are growing row crops, which doesn’t require a lot of workers compared to crops like fruits and vegetables. But there’s still a need for workers in agribusiness and on farms that grow specialty crops or raise livestock.

Alan Guebert investigates higher food prices. All too often the money doesn't flow to farmers, farmworkers or food processing and restaurant workers.

The U.S. House passed a bill that would reform farm labor and create pathways to legal status for farm workers without legal status.

Climate, trade and farm labor are all areas where President-elect Joe Biden is likely to take a different approach than President Donald Trump, agriculture and government relations experts said in an Ohio Ag Council meeting Nov. 10.

Agriculture is considered essential business during COVID-19 closures, but farms may face challenges with the H-2A visa program and labor on the farm.