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Congressman to Vilsack: current increases in labor costs are unstainable

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U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar of Michigan continues to express concern that rising labor costs are negatively impacting farms.

During a hearing with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack this morning, Moolenaar said the constant increases in the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) are unsustainable. “As the Secretary of Agriculture, how are you standing up for American farmers and telling your counterpart at the Department of Labor that her regulations are hurting American farmers,” he asks.

Congressman to Vilsack: current increases in labor costs are unstainable