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Will H-2A Become H-2C? Find Out What the New Bill Proposes

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R VA) is re-introducing a bill that aims to replace the current H-2A federal guestworker program with an H-2C system. H-2A is a critical source of labor for many produce growers each year, but the program’s red tape, costs, and other challenges have had the industry pushing for reforms for many years.

 

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