Farm Bureau dissecting DOL farmworker rules

Farm Bureau dissecting DOL farmworker rules

The American Farm Bureau Federation says it’s analyzing the Department of Labor’s new farmworker protection rules as more details are released.

John Walt Boatright says over the past two years, “We’ve had eight or nine rules come down in various stages, and this latest rule-making has really toppled 3,000 pages in new regulations that America’s farmers and ranchers are going to have to comply with if they’re using the H-2A program.”

He tells Brownfield the program is complicated and extremely expensive, making it difficult for farmers to navigate.

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