NCFB Ag Labor Survey
North Carolina Farm Bureau is seeking farmer input on an anonymous survey that will help strengthen the organization’s case in Washington, D.C. for an agricultural labor fix. Look for the survey on North Carolina Farm Bureau’s website, www.ncfb.org . Your response is greatly appreciated! NCFB President Larry Wooten said lawmakers want to see survey specific data in order to support the case for agricultural labor reform. North Carolina farmers, as well as those in agricultural supported businesses, are encouraged to participate. The confidential survey poses about 30 questions and asks respondents to share any information they can about the number and type of workers they’ve hired in the last five years, basics about their operation, what labor programs they use, and why they do or do not use E-Verify, H-2a or H-2b. While the online survey is anonymous and secure, respondents have the option to share their farm labor stories and contact information. If they do, an NCFB staffer may contact them about further sharing their experiences with lawmakers. A market-based flexible agricultural worker program makes sense and is long overdue. The job for Farm Bureau, and all other agricultural organizations, is to pressure Congress to make it happen.