Louisiana has the highest percentage of its ag labor force in the H-2A program, but the workforce is still an issue.
It offers a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at fortifying the agricultural workforce.
Proposed revisions to the H-2A visa program, have stirred controversy among growers nationwide, including ag groups like the Northwest Horticultural Council.
The start of 2024 marked more than a 6 percent wage increase for producers using the H-2A Guest Worker Program.
Crop insurance and labor were both key issues discussed at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on climate change held Thursday in Washington.