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USDA to Cease Issuing Biannual Farm Labor Report

10/08/2020

The USDA-National Agricultural Statistic Service will cease publishing the biannual Farm Labor Report effective November 2020.

 

The Agricultural Labor Survey provides quarterly statistics on the numbers of agricultural workers, hours employed and their wage rates.  This data is used to estimate agricultural productivity and is applied in estimating the numbers of H-2A visas required and establishing wage rates.

 

USDA has apparently concluded that sufficient data is available from other sources including the Agricultural Resources Management Survey, the Census of Agriculture, American Communities Survey, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages and other official publications.  Due to the fact that the Farm Labor Report will not be issued in November the National Agricultural Statistic Service will not collect data in October 2020.

 

 


 
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