H-2A

H-2A changes to be addressed in Penn State webinar

To prepare growers for significant program regulation changes coming in 2023 for users of H-2A labor, Penn State Extension is planning a webinar. Through a Dec. 13 Zoom webinar, Penn State labor authorities plan to... more »

NCAE sets Ag Labor Forum agenda

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has set the agenda for its 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. “This year’s event... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Final H-2A rule tightens housing laws, increases government enforcement ability

The Department of Labor has released its final rule for the H-2A temporary labor program, which is increasingly being used by specialty crop farmers as labor shortages force them to turn to the federal program... more »

Mexican official: US to issue 300K temporary work visas

The U.S. plans to issue 300,000 temporary work visas to migrants from Mexico and Central America, according to a senior Mexican official. Interior Minister Adán Augusto López Hernández said half of the visas will go... more »

New data shows surge in demand for H-2A 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 data for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2022 indicate that program applications... more »

USCIS launches data hub for H-2A employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched an H-2A Employer Data Hub to provide information to the public on employers or agents petitioning for H-2A workers. The data hub is part of USCIS' continued... more »

New grower shares struggles, successes in starting new farm

Young growers’ enthusiasm and energy for the job were shared in January at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Dan and Jessica Perdue discussed their first years of efforts in starting... more »

Labor crunch fuels automation, H-2A growth

Desperation for agricultural labor is transforming how growers pick and pack their fruit. That’s the message Titan Farms’ Chalmers Carr III had for a group of growers who in August attended a Grand Rapids, Michigan,... more »

Latest in visa and housing news to be shared at 2019 EXPO

After the proposed H-2C visas failed to gain support from the legislature, changes to H-2A and H-2B visas were revisited. The changes and new considerations growers need to make will be the focus of several... more »

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