AgNet Weekly: Ag Labor Wages and the AEWR

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

There’s a call to reevaluate the required minimum pay for ag labor and the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) Rule . Michigan’s current minimum wage is $10.10 for workers who don’t get tips, but the minimum wage that farmers can pay their H2A workers is $17.34. The Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Association, Jamie Clover Adams, says the true cost is even more. She joins host Sabrina Halvorson on this episode of the AgNet Weekly.

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

December 9, 2023 – Alexis Taylor on Trade Missions for Specialty Crops AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

USDA Undersecretary for Trade, Alexis Taylor, keyed in on trade missions that could be particularly beneficial to the nation’s specialty crop industries. Sabrina Halvorson talked with her at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention.
  1. December 9, 2023 – Alexis Taylor on Trade Missions for Specialty Crops
  2. December 2, 2023 – Jaime Castaneda on the USMCA Dairy Dispute
  3. November 11, 2023 – Senator Kevin Cramer on WOTUS and the Farm Bill
  4. November 4, 2023: Secretary Vilsack on Rural Investments
  5. October 28: NCBA on New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson
  6. October 21, 2023: Farmer in Favor of OFF Act
  7. October 14, 2023: Tomato Suspension Agreement Pt 2
  8. October 7, 2023: Tomato Suspension Agreement PT1
  9. SPECIAL EPISODE: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Interview on Potential Shutdown
  10. September 23, 2023: Ag Labor Wages and the AEWR

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.