Produce season grows more costly as work visa requirements are more adopted


With the growing season here, concerns are high about the time demands and costs associated with the federal visa requirements for seasonal farm workers that aims to allow for legal foreign workers to assist with seasonal harvesting — under terms that assure the protection of the workers and local workforce.

The Island Packet has a nice report on local concerns (read that here) and McClatchy offers a report about the more national scope of the H-2A visa concerns (read that here).

The non-new H-2A program is coming under more stress as illegal immigrant workers become less popular and more difficult to employ. 

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