(NEWS) Ag coalition tells senators immigration reform imperative

Nearly 300 agricultural groups are urging the U.S. Senate to pass an agriculture labor reform bill. Led by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the groups sent a letter to every senator.

“America’s farmers have faced an onslaught of challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, catastrophic weather events, retaliatory tariffs in our top export markets and falling commodity prices and farm income just to name a few,” the letter stated.

“However, the domestic labor shortage remains one of their greatest challenges, impacting farmers today and jeopardizing the future of American agriculture. We must address this workforce crisis threatening farms across the United States so our producers can continue to feed, clothe and fuel our nation,” the groups said.

Carol Ryan Dumas, Capitol Press, June 14, 2021
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