2010 Management Clinic Wrap Up from ANLA A successful 2010 Management Clinic has come to a close. It would be
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Immigration Reform: Ag Leaders Meet with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack from ANLA A delegation of state agricultural
leaders, farm worker advocates, and employer representatives met last Friday with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the farm labor crisis and the outlook for comprehensive immigration reform. The diverse and bipartisan delegation, which included the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR) and the United Farm Workers (UFW), met with Vilsack at the mid-year meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Washington, D.C. NASDA
president and Delaware agriculture secretary Ed Kee presented examples of why the current farm labor crisis and immigration is a serious issue affecting the industry.More
Why Generation Y Isn't Buying Your Products from Retail Customer
Experience While they may seem fickle, limited and spoiled to most retail professionals, Gen Y is quite the contrary. Their lifestyle and shopping habits will determine the sales revenue of the retail industry, affecting everyone from big-box retailers to mom-and-pop stores, for the next 15 years.More
MasterTag introduces two new nursery tags. Available as a folding
or card style tag. Large landscape photos and detailed inset of key attributes such as flower, leaf color or fruit. Text information is based on extensive consumer research. Available with or without bar code, price and D.O.R. Comprehensive variety listing.
Coupon Use Hits Record Highs from Inc. After nearly two decades in decline, the coupon is back. Thanks to the recession, in 2009 consumers used coupons at a faster clip than they did the year before - the first increase in coupon redemption in 17
years, says a new study.More
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Social Media Marketing Best Practices from eMarketer Social media is no longer a trend for marketers; it is a reality. eMarketer forecasts that social network ad spending will reach $2.5 billion worldwide in 2010 and $1.3 billion in the
U.S. About 64 percent of U.S. Internet users will interact with user-generated content this year, and 26 million U.S. adults will use Twitter at least monthly. Mobile social networks will reach 223 million people around the world. More
Metrics: Overmeasuring Our Way to Management from BusinessWeek Business has caught a terrible case of the measurement flu. Companies seem more focused on performance indicators than on the actual health
of what they are trying to measure. Beyond this confusion of measurement, there are side effects: depersonalization, a decrease in trust, and a false sense that costs and risks are actually being managed. All three are evident in business in the last decade, and not just on Wall Street.More
SBI Handheld Inventory Control & Handheld Order Pulling for Wholesale Growers Designed specifically for the green industry, the SBI handheld applications give growers unmatched inventory visibility to sell more. Learn more!
Business Intelligence: Key to Supply Chain Visibility from Supply Chain Management Review Supply chain performance is an important, strategic and competitive factor for every company, however this area faces lot of challenges due to non-availability of information at the right time. This challenge could be effectively met by integrating Supply Chain Management (SCM) to Business Intelligence (BI).More
Apiarists Hope to Breed a Better Bee from Contra Costa
Times After losing as many as a third of their bees in the past two years, some of California's beekeepers are taking radical steps - including breeding a better bee - to save their remaining hives from destruction. "The shift in population has been staggeringly negative," said M.E.A. McNeil-Draper, a San Anselmo beekeeper. "We need to be more vigilant about what we're doing, in less chemical ways."More
BioChar "is much more efficient at enhancing soil quality
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California: Limits on Pumping Are Lifted from The New York Times A federal judge has temporarily lifted pumping limits designed to protect endangered wild salmon in order to speed more irrigation water to
California’s drought-parched fields.More
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