The AG Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR), of which WG is a member, has retained economist Dr. Steve Bronars to review USDA farm wage data to predict next year’s H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR). According to Dr. Bonars, the Arizona AEWR is expected to increase from $9.97 to $10.54 per hour. In relative terms, this 5.72% increase would tie New Mexico for the largest percentage increase. California’s AEWR is expected to increase 2.91%, from $11.01 to $11.33 per hour.

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