Weather Alert

Winter Weather Advisory

Snow moves into the area with 1-3" expected. Higher amounts found west of Waterloo/Charles City. Travel will become slick as snow spreads southeast throughout the afternoon and evening.

WEATHER ALERT

CBS 2 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

USDA: Fewer Farm Workers Hired

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri during the reference week of April 6-12, was down 25 percent from a year ago.
   The USDA collects Farm Labor Survey data for January, April, July and October for 15 geographic regions. Iowa and Missouri make up the Cornbelt Two Region.
   In April this year 21,000 workers were hired in the two-state area compared with 28,000 a year ago.
   The report says farm operators in the two-state area paid workers an average wage of $15.25 this year up $1.18 from a year ago.
   Nationally farm operators paid hired workers an average of $12 per hour during this year's reference week, up 1 percent from the previous year.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 
Advertise with us!
Brought to you by:
Brought to you by:

Washington Times

Sponsored content