Maryland’s Crab Processing Industry, Already Struggling, Faces New Threat

Around half of Maryland’s crab processing plants will close permanently if President Donald Trump’s new executive order freezing work visas through 2020 is maintained next year, according to an industry leader.

U.S. Limits Mexico Guest Worker Visas, Sends Farmers Scrambling

March 19, 2020 Chris Walljasper, Reuters

U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Feds Release More Crab Worker Visas

On the heels of a plea from the Eastern Shore’s crabbing industry, the federal government has released more temporary foreign worker visas.