Who grows our food: A conversation with ‘Police’

September 1, 2020 – By Mary Bilecki, Brattleboro Reformer – More than 11 percent of farm work in Vermont is accomplished by seasonal H-2A Temporary Visa farm workers, a majority of whom are Jamaican — an estimated 400 individuals. Established in 1986 as part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the H-2A Visa Program allows agricultural businesses in the U.S. to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal positions that they would have otherwise been unable to fill with domestic workers.

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