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Farm Labor Contractor

License required in 10 states

95th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

79th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Farm labor contractors recruit, hire, furnish and supervise seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers for a fee and may transport, house and provide meals for workers.

Licensing

Ten states require a license to work as a farm labor contractor. On average, these laws cost farm labor contractors $173 in fees. Three states require exams, while every state requires a fee. These relatively low barriers give the farm labor contractor occupation the 95th most burdensome requirements of the 102 occupations studied here. The occupation is the 79th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Florida 10 $160 0 1 0 18
2 California 10 $843 0 1 0 0
3 Oregon 10 $150 0 1 0 0
4 Idaho 10 $250 0 0 0 0
5 New York 10 $103 0 0 0 0
6 Wisconsin 10 $100 0 0 0 0
7 Nebraska 10 $40 0 0 0 0
8 Washington 10 $35 0 0 0 0
9 Maryland 10 $25 0 0 0 0
9 Pennsylvania 10 $25 0 0 0 0