The owner of a farm in Barren County has been cited for not properly compensating foreign workers. The United States Department of Labor said on Tuesday, May 29th, that Christopher Lee Smith failed to reimburse foreign workers for transportation and VISA expenses, did not pay the workers the required minimum wage and failed to pay them on time. It’s being alleged that Smith owes nearly 59,000 dollars in back wages to atleast 14 people. The U.S. Department of Labor goes on to say that Smith has been barred from applying for certification to request temporary foreign workers under a VISA program for three years and has been fined about 35,000 dollars. The H-2A foreign worker VISA program is a temporary agriculture program allowing employers who anticipate a domestic worker shortage to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the United States on a temporary or seasonal basis.