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Ag community hopes to avoid crisis amid fears of labor shortage

March 30, 2020 at 3:22 PM
The U.S. agricultural community is urging the Trump administration to ensure temporary foreign workers will be able to reach farms in the U.S. amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic could result in a labor shortage that might leave crops that are normally exported unharvested. Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department on March 20 “temporarily suspended route visa services at all U.S. Embassies and consulates,” according to a notice on the department’s website. Temporary worker visa applications, including the H2-A...

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