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Farm Hands West: Turner joins Pivot Bio, Beck promoted at USTR

Aubrey Bettencourt is the new global director of government relations and external affairs at Netafim, Orbia's precision agriculture business group. Aubrey will direct Netafim’s advocacy strategy as well lead government relations and efforts to develop strategic partnerships. She had been president and CEO of the Almond Alliance of California since 2021.
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The ripple effects of ag’s immigrant challenges

H-2A wage rates, regulations frustrate farmers, while H-2B cap hits other employers

As farmers and companies in the food and ag sector struggle to find workers, many have increasingly turned to recruiting foreign workers through visa programs, including H-2A. Demand for H-2A workers, who can take seasonal jobs on crop or livestock operations, has been skyrocketing. Meanwhile, others in the sector are trying to use smaller visa programs, such as H-2B or J-1.


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