H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program

The H-2A temporary agricultural worker program allows American agricultural employers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. on a temporary or seasonal basis. The number of H-2A jobs certified by the Department of Labor has increased by more than 96% since 2015 as the supply of farm labor continues to decline.


The Importance of H-2A Guest Workers in Agriculture: an article published in Choices Magazine written by Jeff Luckstead and Stephen Devadoss.

Farm Labor: The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR): a Congressional Research Service Report for Congress written by William G. Whittaker, Specialist in Labor Economics, Domestic Social Policy Division.

Potential Impacts of a Pandemic on the US Farm Labor Market: this featured article was published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2021) and written by Diane Charlton and Marcelo Castillo.