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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jan 28, 2013 07:20 PM CST

Agricultural groups jumped in Monday to praise a bi-partisan immigration reform proposal championed by four Democratic and four Republican senators.

Senators put forward a five-page outline on Monday that would include a path to citizenship for the 11 million or so people now in the country illegally. The plan also calls for tightening border security and better enforcement for employment verification.

Regarding agricultural labor, the proposal would effectively overhaul the H2A guest worker program and "create a workable program to meet the needs of America's agricultural industry, including dairy, to find agricultural workers when American workers are not available to ...

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