BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In a virtual meeting, The Farm Laborers Wage Board held a vote on a proposed report that recommended reducing the overtime threshold for farm laborers from 60 hours to 40 hours a week.

Natasha Sutherland, owner of Stein Farms, joined News 4 at 10 discuss the effects on local farmers.

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In 2021, Cornell University conducted a study on the effects of overtime laws on agriculture production costs and competitiveness. To view the study click here.

Emily Miller is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2022. See more of her work here.