USDA report provides H-2A usage snapshot

USDA report provides H-2A usage snapshot

A recently released report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service suggests freezing the minimum wage for H-2A workers could impact wages of both H-2A and domestic workers.

Michael Marsh is with the National Council of Ag Employers.

“Unfortunately what we’re seeing is a steady spiraling out of control of the adverse effect wage rate forcing more and more businesses to locate overseas,” he says.

He tells Brownfield that makes the United States more dependent on imports of foreign food, “and that jeopardizes our national security.”

In March 2021, the U.S.