h-2a

Study shows link between ag labor shortage and inflation

State agricultural groups and U.S. Representatives are urging Congress to pass ag labor workforce changes in order to combat inflation. At a July 1... READ MORE »

Data shows surge in demand for H-2A temporary ag workers

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program. DOL d... READ MORE »

Full vaccination requirements extended for H-2A workers

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 21 that it is extending requirements that non-citizens are fully vaccinated upon entering the U.S.... READ MORE »

Farm labor reform stays atop National Potato Council’s list of concerns

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Legislative Affairs Comm... READ MORE »

Reps renew push for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed the March 4 reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif... READ MORE »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... READ MORE »

Federal judge rules against H-2A wage rate freeze

On Dec. 23, a federal court in California enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to freeze, and effectively lower, several hundred thousan... READ MORE »

Agriculture labor group sues DOL over Adverse Effect Wage Rate freeze

The nation’s largest agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among... READ MORE »

Idaho grower-shipper cited for labor violations

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potat... READ MORE »

H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate to be frozen through 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Nov. 2 a final rule updating the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) ... READ MORE »


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