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USDA pilot to tackle ag labor issues


The USDA has created a new pilot program to help agricultural employers overcome workforce challenges.

National Council of Agricultural Employers President Michael Marsh tells Brownfield he expects funds to offset transportation costs related to the H-2A guest worker program.

“And mitigate some of that cost differential between a bus ticket, bringing a worker perhaps from Mexico, which provides most of the H-2A workers in the U.S., and workers coming in from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,” he explains.

USDA pilot to tackle ag labor issues