A pair of Republican state lawmakers on Friday called for hearings to discuss a bill that would create new labor laws and protections for farm workers.

The measure would bargain collectively, grant them disabilitiy and unemployment benefits and set an eight-hour workday.

But the bill has long been opposed by entities like the New York Farm Bureau, which worries the requirements would further cripple struggling farms in the state.

Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie wrote the legislation’s “profound consequences” need to be discussed in statewide hearings.

“We urge you to schedule hearings across every agricultural region of New York State,” they wrote in the letter. “Every voice that deserves to be heard should have the chance to provide direct input: every farmer, Wevery fruit and vegetable grower, every agribusiness, small business owners, representatives of the hospitality and tourism industry, local government officials, community leaders, and all others for whom the Act stands as a threat to short- and long-term quality, strength, and sustainability.”

The bill’s Senate sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jessica Ramos, has said she plans to visit farms and meet with farm workers to discuss the legislation.