H2A Brouhaha Brewing Over Labor Dept Move To Suspend Rules

Gary Cooper Alabama, Citrus, Florida, General, Georgia, International

Gary Cooper, Southeast AgNet The recent move by the U S Labor Department to suspend the rules put in place in January, making the H2A labor program more efficient and workable for farmers, has struck a raw nerve in labor intensive areas of farm country. With only ten days open for public comment, farmers and the folks who represent them are scrambling to provide input and look into other possibilities to stop the proposed suspension. The H2A rule adjustments went into effect just days before the Obama administration took over. Hear more in our previous new post a few days ago, and an update in this commentary. Farmers interested in knowing more would be best to contact their favorite grower organization, probably knee deep into this already.