One Approach to Addressing Farm Labor Shortage
Date: Tue, 07/27/2021 Broadcast: 01
Remark: The agriculture labor force has decreased in recent years, while reliance has grown in the farm sector on migrant farm workers to handle everything from planting to harvest. Now with a shortage of available workers, stakeholders are looking at how to modernize the nation's farm guestworker program. Rod Bain looks at this topic and some of the thoughts of participants in this review in this edition of "Agriculture USA".
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Pork Producers Council President Jen Sorenson. United Farm Workers President Emeritus Arturo Rodriguez. Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Leon Sequeira. Illinois dairy farmer Linnea Kooistra. Oregon asparagus farmer Shay Myers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.