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Help for employers who employ H-2A workers

Guest workers at a sugarcane farm in Iberville Parish.

Delta Farm Press reports on the new USDA features on website to help with guest workers.


Jul 28, 2020


New features on USDA’s website are designed to facilitate the employment of H-2A workers.

“My mission from the beginning of my time as secretary was to make USDA the most effective, most efficient, most customer-focused department in the entire federal government – these changes to are doing just that. USDA’s goal is to help farmers navigate the complex H-2A program that is administered by the Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department so hiring a farmworker is an easier process,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

The primary new H-2A features on include:

  • A real-time dashboard that enables farmers to track the status of their eligible employer application and visa applications for temporary nonimmigrant workers;
  • Streamlining the login information so if a farmer has an existing account they can save multiple applications tracking numbers for quick look-up at any time;
  • Enables easy access to the Department of Labor’s Foreign Labor Application Gateway;
  • Allows farmers to track time-sensitive actions taken in the course of Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s adjudication of temporary labor certification applications;
  • Allowing for farmers to access all application forms on-line.

All information can be found at

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