Flow chart from the Department of Labor shows the complex steps that ag producers must follow to comply with seasonal labor laws known collectively as “H2A.” The chart also illustrates the increased regulatory burden added from 2009 to 2010. The federal H2A bureaucracy that producers complain about having to deal with stretches from the Western Slope to Denver, to Chicago, to Atlanta to Washington D.C.
Aides to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet found what they were after in Delta on May 31 as they came here for a "listening session" to hear the concerns and issues of area ag producers.
"We're hurting out here.