House Passes Ag Labor Bill – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Agriculture took another swing at legalizing farmworkers and overhauling the H-2A guestworker program with the House again passing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in bipartisan fashion to see if the […]

Injunction Granted on H2A Wage Freeze – DTN Dec 29, 2020

🕔Dec 29, 2020
A federal court has granted national farmworkers groups a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Labor Department from freezing wages under the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program. The U.S. District Court […]

Ag Labor: New Bill Would Ease Immigration, Migrant Worker Concerns – DTN Oct 31, 2019

🕔Oct 31, 2019
With the support of both farm organizations and the United Farm Workers union, a bipartisan group of House members introduced a new farm labor bill in Congress on Wednesday. According […]

Farm Labor Legal Status – Congress Still Can’t Get it Done – DTN Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019
The challenges of farm labor, guest workers and legalizing much of the farm workforce haven’t gotten any better in the past year, as Congress once again will search for a […]

Farm Labor Shortage: How to Qualify for H-2A Immigrant Employees – DTN Sep 7, 2018

🕔Sep 7, 2018
The number of H-2A workers in the U.S. last year was about 125,000, up from 51,000 only six years ago and from 74,000 in 2013. There is no limit on […]

Immigrant Workers Fill the Need When Farm Labor is Scarce – DTN Sep 7, 2018

🕔Sep 7, 2018
A cool, late-spring day found Enrique Ceja and Omar Orosco handling one of the many chores on HF Farms, near Ogden, Iowa. They cruised fields with an old tractor and […]

Ag Labor: H-2C Program, E-Verify Will Harm Longtime Work Force – DTN Jul 27, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018
Coalitions of farm groups are at odds over whether the House should vote this week on a bill introduced last week by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to […]

Agricultural Guest-Worker Overhaul – Don’t Count on It – DTN Jun 21, 2018

🕔Jun 21, 2018
An overhaul of the agricultural guest-worker program will be part of the immigration packages that the U.S. House of Representatives will likely debate on Thursday, but basically has little chance […]

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN Oct 26, 2017

🕔Oct 26, 2017
A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of […]

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