Final H-2A wage rule raising concerns

Final H-2A wage rule raising concerns

Ag groups are disappointed in the Department of Labor’s final wage rule for the H-2A seasonal farm worker program and say it ignores their recommendations.

Michigan Farm Bureau’s John Kran tells Brownfield the methodology used to determine Adverse Effect Wage Rates for guest workers adds costs that will make it difficult for some farmers to use the program.

“We’re putting our farmers in a position where they’re going to have to in some cases close their doors and we’re going to have to rely on foreign countries, workers in other countries, to produce these fruits and vegetables for us,” he says.

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