44th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo and Department of Labor Issues New H-2A Rules
**The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition will celebrate its 44th Anniversary October 18-20, 2022 in Moultrie, Georgia.
www.morningagclips.com reports, over 1,200 exhibitors will display and demonstrate products for thousands of visitors to the 100 acre show site.
Crowned as North America’s Premier Farm Show ® and the largest Farm Show in America with field demonstrations, the Sunbelt Ag Expo brings together all segments of agribusiness with the latest innovation and technology.
**Global agricultural productivity growth is in steep decline, and to sustainably produce food and ag products for more than 9-billion people in 2050, productivity must increase an average of 1.73% annually.
That's according to the 2022 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, produced by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
From 2011-2020, global ag productivity grew at an average of just 1.12%, a significant drop from the 1.99% the previous decade.
**The U.S. Department of Labor issued new rules for hiring H-2A workers.
Industry Update Dot Com says the new rules, that take effect November 14, clarify that farm associations can be held liable for violations by individual farmers.
The department emphasized H-2A workers are still limited to seasonal work only.
The House-passed Farm Workforce Modernization Act, that stalled in the Senate, would have allowed a limited number of year-round H-2A visas.