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Starting Monday, farmers can take advantage of the H-2A program electronically.

The H-2A program allows guest workers to apply for visas. Putting it online grants farmers access to up-to-date information, while streamlining and hastening the process to acquire guest workers for the important harvest season.

Representative Kathy Hochul – a major proponent of bringing the H-2A program online -- has worked to have the H-2A program also apply to dairy farmers. They are currently prohibited from the service because of the year-round demands of the industry.

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