Specialty crop growers say next year could be their last season if labor rate increases don’t stop.
A room of nearly 100 specialty crop growers estimate their operations have about two years left with the current state of H-2A guest worker visa rates.
“Why are we growing specialty crops for margins that are less than row crops? I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s not sustainable.”
Caleb Herrygers is the fourth generation of his family’s West Michigan farm and he’s worried he could be the last.