Blueberry Farms has more employees than it has blueberries.
And the farm has grown so large that it now employs more than one hundred workers, the company announced this week.
Blueberry Farms will pay $500,000 in cash bonuses to its 1,955 employees in fiscal 2019 and 2019, and another $50,000 per employee in 2020, the companies said.
The company, which is located in the town of Hinton, Ky., has a $1.9 billion annual revenue, according to its website.
The farm has more workers than it employs, the website says.
At least 100 employees were laid off last year, the Blueberry website says, but no specific numbers were provided.
Blueberry’s announcement comes just a few weeks after a new wave of farm closures took place in the United States, with more than half the nation’s crop eradicated in just the past year.
The most recent crop destruction took place on Oct. 30 in the Ohio city of Columbus.
About 25 percent of the nation has seen an increase in crop-related crop damage, the Agriculture Department reported this week, and crop damage in the U.S. has risen steadily since the first of this year.
About 5.4 million acres have been damaged or destroyed since 2015, up from 4.4 billion acres destroyed or destroyed in 2016, according the department.
The country’s agricultural sector has been hit hard by a series of crop-denying pests that have plagued crops and left them with little yield, with crop damage estimated to exceed $1 trillion a year in the US.