America’s farms and ranches are among the most productive in the world, but they have struggled in recent years to find enough workers to pick the crops or take care of the animals. Current programs simply do not work—by most estimates, these programs supply only two to three percent of the workers needed in agriculture. Recognizing the need for a new direction, a group of organizations—representing a broad cross-section of American agriculture—has come together to form the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC).
As the unified voice of agriculture, AWC is developing proposals to help ensure that farmers and ranchers can find the hired hands they need to work on their operations both now and in the future. Please feel free to explore this web site for additional information on the Coalition and its proposals.