H-2A vs H-2B: Who Should I Hire?

H-2A vs H-2B: Who Should I Hire? The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows the temporary admission of agriculture and non-agricultural workers into the U.S. The H-2A and the H-2B visa program help businesses meet their labor needs. Nationwide, employers are facing a labor shortage and one of the hardest hit industries are agricultural, landscaping,… Continue reading H-2A vs H-2B: Who Should I Hire?

Everything Employers Should Know About TN Visa Program

Everything Employers Should Know About TN Visa Program Learn everything agricultural employers should know about the TN visa program to hire skilled professionals for skilled job positions. The TN Visa allows Mexican and Canadian nationals to come to the United States for specialized employment positions such as those found within the agricultural industry. Agricultural businesses… Continue reading Everything Employers Should Know About TN Visa Program

Guide to H-2A Employer Requirements

Guide to H-2A Employer Requirements The H-2A program allows American employers to  legally hire foreign temporary workers if such employers are unable to fill their agricultural labor needs with regional U.S. laborers. In this handy guide, we will explore the H-2A employer requirements, so you know exactly how you can participate in the beneficial program.… Continue reading Guide to H-2A Employer Requirements

Ecosystem Asset Credit Opportunities Changing Quickly

Ecosystem Asset Credit Opportunities Changing Quickly The market for agricultural ecosystem asset credit opportunities, such as carbon, is developing rapidly, according to Economist Shelby Myers, American Farm Bureau Federation. “They’re changing regularly. I’ve changed this  presentation multiple times,” Myers said at the “Carbon Farming in Texas Seminar,” Tuesday, May 11. American Farm Bureau Federation Economist… Continue reading Ecosystem Asset Credit Opportunities Changing Quickly

NIFA Invests $17.2M for Ag Education and Workforce Development

NIFA Invests $17.2M for Ag Education and Workforce Development The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of $17.2 million for 37 awards in Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates(link is external). This program is funded through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. “Developing the next generation of… Continue reading NIFA Invests $17.2M for Ag Education and Workforce Development

The Origin Story: Natalie Farmer

The Origin Story: Natalie Farmer The story of AW Labor Solutions really begins years before we started helping agricultural companies scale their workforce and navigate the challenges of the legal workflow regarding H-2A visas and compliance in 2018. Founder, Natalie Farmer, remembers her childhood years fondly. “I have been involved in agricultural business since I was born. My… Continue reading The Origin Story: Natalie Farmer

What Should We Expect From 2021

What Should We Expect From 2021 With spring just around the corner and 2020 now behind us, producers and agribusinesses alike anticipate what is to be expected of 2021. The industry suffered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as the world reacted, quickly shutting down schools and restaurants to slow the spread of the virus.… Continue reading What Should We Expect From 2021

A Renewed Appreciation for the Agricultural Industry

A Renewed Appreciation for the Agricultural Industry As the year of 2020 passes, American’s reflect on where they assign their most basic needs and values. The Covid-19 pandemic introduced us to challenges many have never seen before and fostered a renewed appreciation for the factory workers and farmers putting food on tables across the country.… Continue reading A Renewed Appreciation for the Agricultural Industry

Brooklyn Judge Orders Government to Fully Restore DACA Program

Brooklyn Judge Orders Government to Fully Restore DACA Program On November 14, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered the Trump administration to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original form set by Obama in 2012 ,and began accepting new applications. This comes as a major victory for the… Continue reading Brooklyn Judge Orders Government to Fully Restore DACA Program

Happy Thanksgiving from All of us at Ag Workforce

Happy Thanksgiving from All of us at AW Labor Solutions Turkey, mashed potatoes, family, and football all bring about the nostalgia of Thanksgiving for many people. But, as we continue to learn to navigate our world during a global pandemic, we must not lose sight of why we are thankful. We are thankful for our… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from All of us at Ag Workforce