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Guest worker wage rates a prominent issue for Farm Bureau

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Ag labor challenges are sure to continue in the New Year.

Minnesota Farm Bureau president Dan Glessing says possible fixes for guest worker wage rates were recently discussed during an American Farm Bureau board meeting.

“It’s increasing annually 8 to 12 percent and that’s pretty unsustainable.”

The Minnesota dairy farmer tells Brownfield a potential consequence is having to import food from countries with fewer safety standards.

“Instead of our labor, and we’ve got the ability to produce that food right here at home.

Guest worker wage rates a prominent issue for Farm Bureau