H-2A

H-2A struggles to keep up with grower demand

H-2A, the country’s agricultural guest-worker program, continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of H-2A wor... READ MORE »

Growers share pros and cons of H-2A program

Short on labor and thinking about hiring H-2A workers? The federal guest-worker program, which more farm employers are using these days, has its pros ... READ MORE »

States find ways to deal with labor shortages

It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimat... READ MORE »

Legislators introduce Family Farm Relief Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H... READ MORE »

DOL updates minimum wage rates for H-2A workers

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor has announced the 2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of ... READ MORE »

H-2A wage rates for 2017 projected

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released core data that will be used to calculate the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for 2017... READ MORE »

Western Growers applauds USCIS streamlining of H-2A processing

While in Washington, D.C. for the Association’s Annual Board Fly-in, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif has released a statement on the a... READ MORE »

NASDA, Farm Bureau call for quicker H-2A processing

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) joined forces with the American Farm Bureau Federation to call on the federal gov... READ MORE »

US Department of Labor announces delays in H-2A applications

Employers who participate in H-1B, H-2A and H-2B temporary nonimmigrant visa programs may experience delays in the processing of applications, accordi... READ MORE »

Filling the labor gap: more Michigan growers hiring H-2A workers

Michigan growers are taking the plunge into H-2A, and don’t appear to be turning back. It started with a pilot project in 2014, when fo... READ MORE »


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