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January 15, 2019
Great Lakes Ag Labor Services (GLALS), founded by Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) in 2015 to aid Michigan farmers in utilizing the H-2A Seasonal Guestworker program, was in the national spotlight during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans. The number of visas issued to temporary workers has grown 500 percent nationwide, despite the cost and complicated regulatory process.
June 4, 2018
MFB’s Ag Labor and Safety Services Department can provide Form I-9 practice review programs in your area. Nearly all farm employers are required to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9, each time they hire any person to perform labor or services in return for wages or other remuneration—regardless of the workers’ perceived immigration status.
March 15, 2018
To help address ongoing labor challenges plaguing the state’s farmers, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is seeking growers’ insights to help identify specific needs and impacts of those problems as a first step in ultimately developing additional solutions.
April 9, 2018
Michigan Farm Bureau members often note labor availability as their number-one issue. Member-approved policy has called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, address the status of undocumented agricultural workers and develop a workable guest worker program for agriculture.
March 5, 2018
Michigan Farm Bureau’s Ag Labor and Safety Services department is partnering with county Farm Bureaus this year to help reinforce farm safety and labor practices.