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Williams said some exemptions already do that for sheepherders, allowing them to stay for up to three years.

McMullin said he would like to see more flexibility. Now H-2A workers can work for only one employer, doing one type of work — but he would like the possibility to maybe share workers with nearby dairies or flower-growing operations. "We’d like to be able to use them not only out in the field, but also in the processing plant," he said.

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Rowley said the H-2A program would be more affordable for farmers if workers paid their own way from their home countries. He suggests allowing that, and also allowing them to work wherever they choose. "They will go to the places that offer the best housing. I think that would help us," he said.

Rowley said he now must plan up to a year in advance to jump through all the legal, advertising and other regulatory hoops to get people to his farm when he needs them.

"It could be a lot easier," he said.




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