Workers report preview

Labor shortages, wages and immigration policy have stirred intense discussion recently. Workers, employers and advocates have all spoken up to ensure they have a stake in important policy decisions — the effects of which will be felt throughout the food system, from farms to food processing facilities to consumers’ plates.

  • Agriculture feels the direct effects of labor shortages on farms and ranches.
  • Food processors and manufacturers increase the use of automation to replace portions of the workforce that have been affected by immigration issues.
  • Foodservice and retail channels face a shrinking workforce and a struggle over wages.

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