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.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.