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ARA Sent a Letter to Congress Opposing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021

Feb 04 2021

ARA signed a letter sent to Congress strongly opposing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 because it would harm small businesses trying to survive the global pandemic.

ARA and the undersigned organizations explain how an increase to federal minimum wage would impact the ag industry specifically. In an industry where margins are slim, farmers often struggle to keep up with rising costs while remaining competitive with ag imports.

Read more about how doubling the federal minimum wage is a "recipe for more shuttered businesses and millions more job losses" in the letter.