Labor OptionsDomestic agriculture needs new, workable farm labor alternatives now. The H-2A program is an example of governmental regulatory abuse of small business causing economic harm to employers (farmers) seeking a legal workforce; threatening the jobs of their local year round U.S. workers and rural and urban economies.
Political ActionNCAE is the ONLY national association focusing exclusively on Agricultural Labor issues from the Agricultural Employer's viewpoint, representing Agricultural Employer interests before Congress and Regulatory/Administrative bodies such as the Departments of Labor, Homeland Security, Agriculture, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Economic HarmGrowers seeking access to a legal workforce suffer $320,000,000 in economic harm due to h-2a program rules and administration. Employers reported $150,408,000 of economic loss due to the inability to get the workers they needed in 2010 and an additional $169,763,000 of loss because the workers they did get were not available at the time they were needed.
TimelinessGrowers are never sure if they'll get the workers they need in time. Business planning requires predictability, the H-2A program is increasingly seen by growers as unpredictable and unreliable. Denials of H-2A applications have increased dramatically. 72 % of growers reported that workers arrived after the "date of need", on average 22 days late.
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Misson and Vision
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To advocate, promote, educate and report on legislative and regulatory, policy, and legal issues of importance to Agricultural Employers and their critical allies and others whose business interests revolve around labor intensive agriculture.
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