The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and
President Trump’s latest move to extend the suspension of certain visas through the end of the year won’t affect the H-2A guest agricultural worker program, Richard Owen says.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on April 22 which puts a 60-day pause on immigration into the U.S.
The Department of State is taking steps to reduce delays in the processing of H-2A workers caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.
U.S. representative Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., whose district includes Salinas and other fresh produce growing areas, has invited a farmworker as guest to the State of the Union address.
While the American Farm Bureau Federation recognizes an ag labor solution is an urgent need, they saw some key issues with the House bill they hope to resolve in the