10:18AM Jul 02, 2020

Farmers Scramble for Help as COVID-19 Scuttles Immigrant Workforce

AgWeb Contributor

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

22:17PM Jun 23, 2020

Trump spares H-2A program in latest immigration pause

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

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.

08:34AM Apr 23, 2020

Trump’s executive order on immigration won’t stop H-2A workers

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on April 22 which puts a 60-day pause on immigration into the U.S.

18:42PM Mar 26, 2020

Department of State waives interview requirement for H-2A workers

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Department of State is taking steps to reduce delays in the processing of H-2A workers caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

11:46AM Mar 18, 2020

H-2A employers find complications with COVID-19 outbreak

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.

17:11PM Feb 02, 2020

Panetta invites farmworker to State of the Union

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.

12:49PM Dec 16, 2019

Why Farm Bureau Didn’t Support The House Labor Bill

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor

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