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Ag labor crisis needs Congressional intervention

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the appropriations process is the fastest way for Congress to help farmers struggling to afford labor. John Walt Boatright tells Brownfield, “We cannot understate how much of a crisis that we’re in in the agricultural labor space.” ... Read More.

Minnesota pork producers dealing with lack of available labor

Minnesota pork producers are struggling to find labor as unemployment numbers remain low.  Minnesota Pork Board president Darryl Timmerman says people are the number one resource for pig farmers. “So when you look at just general unemployment across the state of Minnesota, it’s very... Read More.

Resource for producers seeking labor help

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... Read More.

NEFB assessing ongoing ag labor situation

The president of Nebraska Farm Bureau says ag labor reform needs to be a priority this year. Mark McHargue tells Brownfield workers from other countries have provided crucial support to American agriculture. “You just can’t go anywhere without talking about the labor situation,” he... Read More.

November 2023 Labor Market Report

By the Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for November 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through... Read More.

Labor Market Report October 2023

By the Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for October 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through a survey... Read More.

September Labor Market Report

By the Kansas Department of Labor Communications Division IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for September 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through a survey of employers while the... Read More.

Safety Stressed for Labor Day Holiday

By the Kansas Highway Patrol KANSAS — The Kansas Highway Patrol encourages everyone to plan for a safe Labor Day Weekend.  Excessive speed, inattention, and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes.  Troopers will be on the roadways enforcing Kansas laws, and available to... Read More.

Labor Market Report July 2023

By Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for July 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through a survey of employers while the main input for... Read More.