Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Rural

Farmworkers

Requests for farm guestworker visas surge

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, there were 33,830 positions requested through the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, the highest ever for the October-through-December period and a near 17 percent increase over the same quarter in the previous year.
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Rural roads and infrastructure

Farm groups praise Trump’s infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump today officially rolled out his proposal to spur $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment, eliciting praise from farm groups for the 55-page plan that highlights the need to improve rural, roads, bridges, waterways and internet access.
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