Labor woes hitting ag from all directions

Workforce less likely to migrate, paired with timeliness issues in visas, creating havoc for those needing seasonal labor.

The agriculture industry continues to get hit with issues in trying to obtain and maintain a legal workforce. A less-likely-to-migrate workforce, paired with serious hurdles in getting visas in time, has provided the one-two punch in an ongoing situation for those needing hired labor.

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has said worker shortages are occurring in more than 20 states. Agency delays in processing visas for workers who tend and harvest America’s food crops are f

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