Senators want farmers to have more time to comment on the proposed H-2A changes

A group of senators wrote the Biden Administration asking that farmers have more time to weigh in on proposed legal protections for H-2A workers.

28 Senators say any proposed regulatory changes to the program could send ripple effects throughout the entire ag supply chain as well as food security.

They want farmers to have more time to respond and share the effects the proposed rule could have on their operations.

The proposals would expand protections for H-2A workers who may have been terminated. It would also allow workers to have union members visit their homes and includes pay increases in a more timely manner.

The comment period is set to close on November 14th, and the deadline for comments to the Department of Homeland Security over a similar proposal closes on November 20th.