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NY Farm Bureau launches labor database

May 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Morgan McKay is reporting for State of Politics the New York Farm Bureau launched an online database to help connect farmers looking for laborers with people in need of work. "During this time of uncertainty, farms may temporarily be down some employees who may have to quarantine due to the virus or to take care of a sick family member," the Bureau wrote. "This could potentially create issues on the farm, especially when livestock need to be cared for or during a critical time of the growing season." The database is intended to be a recruiting resource. It will be the responsibility of each farm to interview and hire employees, but people who are looking for agricultural work and willing to work on a farm are encouraged to apply. In its May 19 press release, the Bureau wrote it is, "...encouraging all farms to continue to take this pandemic seriously, follow all of the recommended safety guidance and protocols..." Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.