Immigration and labor issues
Utah fruit farmers visit with congressional leaders on harvest tour
Fruit farmers in Utah County visited with congressional staff and County Leaders to showcase tart cherry harvest and highlight issues of concern
Time to Harvest Ag Labor Reform That Works for All
Keeping our farms and ranches running is critical in all seasons to protect our nation’s food supply.
Farm Bureau Urges Administration to Address Surge of Undocumented Immigrants
Letter sent to Biden administration concerning the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States
Agriculture Must Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccine
Farm Bureau is urging the Biden administration to prioritize agriculture for the COVID-19 vaccine
Farming’s Future Depends on a Reliable Workforce and Developing the Next Generation
Farmers are committed to paying their employees a fair wage, but the existing system for H-2A wages sets unpredictable rates that make it hard for farmers to remain competitive
THE 2021 AEWR FINALLY REVEALED
Farmers that utilize the H-2A program finally know the minimum wage they must pay their H-2A workers in 2021
Immigration reform—Time to get it right
The current farm workforce is aging, and farmers are struggling to keep up with filling positions.
H-2A Final Rule Gives Farmers Predictability, Stability
The final H-2A rule announced this week by the Department of Labor gives farmers predictability in farm employee wages.
U.S. Dept. of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update Adverse Effect Wage Rate to Help Farmers & Ranchers
The DOL announced a final rule that updates the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) in the H-2A visa program