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Impact of proposed minimum wage on farm labor?

Trent Davis, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) want your feedback (Cornell-NYSBGA-Labor-Survey ) on labor and wage rates in berry production. The information you provide will be used to better understand what an increase in the New York State minimum wage rate from the current $11.10/hr to $15.00/hr will have on berry production in New York.

Results will be used to let the New York State government comprehend the direct impacts farmers will face with a minimum wage increase of this magnitude. Our survey is meant specifically for farmers who produce blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.

Access the Cornell-NYSBGA-Labor-Survey here:

Picture showing a field crew harvesting strawberries.
Field crew harvesting strawberries.

We need to know — for 2018 — about how long certain berry production practices take, the compensation those working on these practices receive, the types of employment utilized on your farm, and potential future changes you plan for your farm.

You don't need to be a member of NYSBGA to take the survey! The more respondents the better!

The survey will take roughly 7-10 minutes. We suggest before starting the survey that you gather, or think about, the hourly wage rates you paid berry production workers in 2018.

Please complete the survey by Friday, July 12thClick this link to access the survey. Thank you so much for your participation!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me!

Trent J. Davis, 

M.S. Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Economics and Management - Development Economics
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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