According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), legal residents of the United States (holders of green cards and citizens) began to show increased interest in farming. If the trend continues the deficit of agricultural workers can be eliminated after 1.5-2 years. This will be possible at the expense of legal workers.
Americans have become interested in farming for three reasons.First, the overwhelming majority of employers in the agrarian regions provide housing and food. It means that the employee, who came from the megapolis, saves at least $ 1,000 per month for renting an apartment, utilities, transport and food. Secondly, about 75% of American farmers pay cash. Many employees do not include some parts of income in the tax return. IRS Tax Service has a weak interest to the income of agricultural workers. Thirdly, the rural way of life attracts the inhabitants of large cities with their slow rhythm of life. Wild nature for some people from cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles is exotic.
The labor market feels a huge demand for seasonal workers. Everyone who complains about the high level of unemployment can go to the south - to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Thousands of farmers are looking for people. Just look carefully at the signs on the road. It is worth emphasizing that unlike employers from large cities, farmers rarely give ads on the Internet and newspapers. Therefore, being near the computer in New York, it is rather difficult to find a job on some remote farm in Texas.
It sounds paradoxical, but some people will prefer to work for 7-8 hours a day and get $8 per hour on a farm in Kentucky than $20 - in an elite skyscraper in Los Angeles. Prices for rent and food in the city is constantly growing. Farmers also can place workers in their homes and feed well with organic foods from land that you can't afford living in big cities.
For many Americans, agricultural work has become a good way to start life from scratch. A simple unskilled worker for a farmer is more valuable than gold. An employee with experience and documents is priceless. Legal workers are in short supply now.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the agricultural industry needs 3 million workers yearly. The greatest demand for labor is expected in August and September when the harvest of grain, fruits and vegetables will begin. Anyone who wants to earn money and fundamentally change his lifestyle wants to feel like a real American, can go to the central or southern states, where he is expected and will be happy to help.