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Labor shortages have plagued farms across the United States for decades. Congress first created a visa program for non-immigrant labor in the early 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1986 that Congress established the H-2A visa program and H-2A regulations for temporary agricultural workers. Under this program, farmers may apply to employ H-2A workers on their farm on a temporary or seasonal basis for up to a year but may apply to renew the worker’s visa for up to three total years.

Department of Labor removes the requirement for print advertising.

Previously, the DOL requirement was that every employer advertises its job opportunity in various print newspapers serving the area of intended employment. Since then, the Department has determined that the newspaper advertisement does not meaningfully contribute to the way workers find out about employment opportunities.

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