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Adverse Effect Wage Rates out of Vilsack’s hands

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The U.S. Agriculture Secretary says his agency’s ability to address concerns with mandatory wage increases in the H-2A guestworker program is limited.

Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin pressed Tom Vilsack for additional action to protect small farms from price hikes they can’t afford during Wednesday’s House Ag Committee hearing.

“Are you sure there is not a special authority that you have for waivers or to do something more on this issue? Have you looked at every legal possibility?” she questioned. 

Adverse Effect Wage Rates out of Vilsack’s hands