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Resource for producers seeking labor help

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The Illinois Pork Producers Association has developed a resource to help producers navigate the hiring of international labor.

Executive director Jennifer Tirey says the International Worker Guide was developed to meet the needs of the association’s members…

“We’ve seen a lot more of our producers looking towards international labor workforce utilizing visa programs,” she says. “Quite frankly, there’s just not a lot of domestic demand for some of these jobs and our farmers have to have someone in that barn to take care of those animals.”

She tells Brownfield the guide provides farm operators with direction…

“How to get your international worker into the United States,” she says.

Resource for producers seeking labor help