A recent issue of the Florida Citrus Mutual Triangle newsletter provided information about the wage that growers must pay H-2A labor, effective December 29. H-2A workers are foreign agricultural workers who are allowed to work in the US temporarily. In recent years, the vast majority of Florida citrus has been harvested by H-2A workers.
The new H-2A labor rates vary by state. California has the highest rate, at $17.51 per hour, while Georgia has the lowest rate at 11.99 per hour. The hourly rate in Texas is $13.88.
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