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Total farm workers in IA and MO increase from July

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Iowa and Missouri farms hire over 25,000 workers this October, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farm Labor Report.

From October 8-14, 2017, there were 29,000 workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri. Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage rate of $14.04 per hour during the October 2017 reference week, up $0.40 from October 2016.

The number of hours worked averaged 35.8 for hired workers during the reference week, down from 38.4 hours in October 2016.

There were 23,000 workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri from July 9-15, 2017.

Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage rate of $13.98 per hour, up $0.26 from July 2016. The number of hours worked averaged 37.4 for hired workers during the reference week, compared with 37.2 hours in July 2016.

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