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An Independent View of Social Security
What types of farm work are considered agricultural labor?
If you do agricultural labor on a farm, your services are covered by Social Security if your work is performed in connection with:
Cultivating the soil; or
Raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity (this includes the raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training and/or management of livestock, bees, poultry, and fur-bearing animals and wildlife).
Last Revised: Jun. 30, 2004
- What types of work are considered "agricultural labor"?
- Processing or Packaging of Agricultural Commodities
- What types of work include cultivating, raising, and harvesting?
- Is agricultural labor covered by Social Security?
- Work In Connection With Waterways, Ditches, Etc.
- What types of work are not considered "raising"?
- What is a farm?