On April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it would temporarily ease some of the rigid requirements of the H-2A program as employers grapple with the tough real-world issues that have been foisted upon them by the coronavirus pandemic. 

This temporary easing of some H-2A requirements is outlined in the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) COVID-19 ROUND 2 FAQs.

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Jason Resnick

Yesterday, Western Growers joined its partner associations in the California specialty crop industry in sending a letter to Congressmen Kevin McCarthy and Devin Nunes outlining industry funding priorities from the CARES Act relief package.

The letter highlights three specific USDA program requests: direct payments to growers, a food purchase program and a PACA trust claim guarantee.

Cory Lunde

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