Adverse Effect Wage Rate in Georgia and New Action to Cancel Glyphosate

Adverse Effect Wage Rate in Georgia and New Action to Cancel Glyphosate

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The USDA’s latest Farm Labor Report is out, used for setting the Adverse Effect Wage Rate that must be paid to migrant farm workers under the H-2A program.

In 2022, the AEWR in Georgia was $13.67, but shot up to $14.68 in 2023, costing farmers more than $100 million.

Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall says our farmers already operate on thin financial margins, and another wage increase will put some on shaky financial ground.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Agriculture Future of America.

The MOU formalizes a partnership to promote the common goals of strengthening the future competitiveness and sustainability of the U.S. ag industry by preparing more young people for careers in agriculture.

USDA and AFA will continue to collaborate on leadership development, and link young leaders with career opportunities in food, ag science, natural resources, and related fields.

**New legal action would require the EPA to immediately suspend and cancel glyphosate, the most widely used pesticide in the world.

A petition filed by the Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, and four farmworker advocacy groups says glyphosate’s registration is illegal.

A lawsuit filed by the same groups last year saw a federal appeals court strike down EPA’s human health assessment because they wrongfully calculated glyphosate’s cancer risk.

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