Wage Rate Increases for H-2A May Pose a Hurdle to Employers and further inflate food costs

The H-2A program is a temporary agricultural worker program that allows agricultural employers to hire foreign workers for seasonal agricultural work in the United States. The H-2A program is designed to help farmers and other agricultural employers find workers during peak season when there are not enough domestic workers available. However, finding workers through the H-2A program can be challenging due to competition from other agricultural employers.

One of the biggest concerns for employers using the H-2A program is the cost of labor. The H-2A program requires employers to pay their foreign workers […]