Agriculture has a lot of workforce challenges confronting us today. At times we need to look up from those challenges and make sure we are preparing for the future. Thanks to the folks at Progressive Dairyman magazine for giving me the opportunity to write on this subject. See: "A vision of the future dairy workforce" in … Continue reading A vision of the future dairy workforce
Progressive Dairyman recently published an article called "Why and how you should be doing I-9 practice audits." I think this is an excellent practice. I-9 is a tricky form that does require some judgment to get right. In our current enforcement environment it is easy for a business person to have some faulty practices in … Continue reading Internal I-9 Audits, I’m here to help
Wisconsin Congressman Introduces Act to Expand H2A Program Interesting article about the DAIRY Act, introduced by a Wisconsin congressman to expand the H2A program to include dairy farms. H2A is the current program that can provide temporary, foreign labor for seasonal operations such as orchards, nurseries, and vegetable producers. Dairy farms are excluded from … Continue reading Dairy Immigration Bill Introduced
Producers should take time to audit and correct their employee documentation just in case some form of immigration enforcement takes place. This article from Western Grower's, a producer organization in California and Arizona is helpful. I am available to help producers audit and correct their own employee documentation. Contact me to discuss.
I have talked with many farmers over the years who firmly state that they would not be in business if it weren't for immigrant workers. They will also firmly repeat the familiar line that "Americans just won't do this type of work." We may be heading for a time when the truth of both of … Continue reading Contingency Planning: What if immigrant workers are not available?