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The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging farmers to respond to a USDA survey about farm workers’ hours and wages.
Safety remains a top priority across the food chain, with everyone—from the farm to the grocery store—doing their part to take great care and precautions to get food safely to your tables.
U.S. Consular officers can now waive the visa interview requirement for eligible first-time and returning H-2A and H-2B applicants, making more workers in the H-2 program available while prioritizing public health.
American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. å
Compared to 1980, the U.S. imports 10 times more fruit into our nation’s marketplace, and vegetable imports have almost quadrupled.
It’s hard for a U.S. farmer to compete with foreign growers when their labor costs are so much lower than ours.
The Adverse Effect Wage Rate will immediately increase farmers’ labor costs at a time when revenue for agricultural goods is declining
Farmers need meaningful reform that addresses the concerns of both workers and growers
The number of H-2A farm labor positions reached record highs this year, and wages paid under the program will increase again in 2020
While modifications were made in response to concerns raised are welcome, these changes unfortunately fall short of assuring that American producers will be able to keep their farms going