Number of Farm Workers Increase
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported farm and ranch operations in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota employed 42,000 workers during the week of April 12-18, up 40 percent compared to the same week last year. Farm workers were paid an average wage of $15.93 per hour in April. Field workers were paid an average wage of $15.89 per hour while livestock workers were paid $14.59 per hour.
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