Farmers have long been an important part of the American economy.
Today, the country’s workforce of farm workers represents the backbone of the nation’s economy.
Farmers make more than 10 percent of the U.S. labor force.
As the demand for agricultural labor grows, however, the price of agricultural labor is on the rise.
The Farm Labor Association estimates that the average hourly wage of a farm worker in the United States in 2014 was $11.72.
That’s up from $11 in 2007.
The average wage of an average worker in 2018 was $13.70.
That translates into a total annual wage of $10,834 per year.
The farm labor group has also warned that the current wage increase could lead to an even higher wage cut.
The association is also concerned about the effects of the current $15 minimum wage.
Farm labor advocates say the federal minimum wage has been stagnant for decades, and the trend is going in the wrong direction.
They also say that if the farm labor market continues to grow, the increase will drive up the price and wages of labor.
This article was originally published by The Independent on November 17, 2018.
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