Members of the U.S. Custom Harvesters Incorporated Board of Directors will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the National Council of Agricultural Employers meeting. Incoming USCHI President J.C. Schemper says the cost of labor is the hot topic and most custom harvesters are using the H-2A program. “We’re facing an hourly wage that has gone up in some states. In Nebraska, it’s gone up 74 cents for the upcoming season,” he says. “We need to put a freeze on that hourly increase, because we think it’s getting out of reach. It’s just getting too expensive to use the program.”
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