U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, along with Guatemala Governance Minister Enrique Antonio Degenhart Asturias, Labor Minister Gabriel Vladimir Aguilera Bolaños, Economy Minister Acisclo Valladares Urruela, Agriculture Minister Mario Estuardo Méndez, Guatemala Ambassador to the United States of America Manuel Alfredo Espina Pinto, Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP) Office of American Innovation Kristi Boswell, and EOP National Economic Council Jordan Bonfitto, visit Honduran workers harvesting apples at the Adams County Nursery in Aspers, PA, on August 15, 2019.
Leading the tour are Adams County Nursery Fruit Production Vice-President Chris Baugher and Human Resources Manager Allison Crowell.
The nursery uses the H-2A visa program to support their workforce. Adams County Nursery has been a family owned business for five-generations. For information about how USDA helps with the H-2A visa program, please visit this site: www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/04/03/usda-launche...
USDA Photo by Lance Cheung. Original public domain image from Flickr