Massachusetts farms need labor; however, it is difficult to find workers who are willing to be farm labor. Through temporary guestworker programs, our fruit and vegetable producers have been able to meet their demand for labor. However, these programs involve difficult regulations and oversight. To this end, MFBF works with its members to find workable policy solutions. Additionally, livestock and other farmers who employ year-round labor work with MFBF to ensure the rules and regulations are good for their workers and their farms. Overall, MFBF works to keep Massachusetts producers on a level playing field with other states relative to labor costs as they compete in a national (and even international) marketplace.