What is the Labor Issue?
Labor and employment is an important issue for egg producers of all sizes. The egg industry accounts for 119,080 jobs and over $6.6 billion in wages to families throughout the country with a total economic impact of $34.7 billion. Like other segments of U.S. agriculture, egg farms depend on a reliable, year-round workforce to care for animals and to produce a perishable product that must be marketed routinely. Egg farmers comply with all state and federal requirements to verify the legal status of their employees. For more on the local impact of egg production – jobs and economic impacts – see this interactive site.