There’s no future for our farms – Voice Of Muscatine



There’s no future for our farms

Specialty crop growers say next year could be their last season if labor rate increases don’t stop.       

A room of nearly 100 specialty crop growers estimate their operations have about two years left with the current state of H-2A guest worker visa rates.

“Why are we growing specialty crops for margins that are less than row crops? I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s not sustainable.”

Caleb Herrygers is the fourth generation of his family’s West Michigan farm and he’s worried he could be the last.

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