AG POLICY NEWS
Ag Talks Stall on Immigration
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 3, 2013 01:37 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farm groups have had high hopes this year for an immigration deal that would reform the agricultural guest worker program, but negotiations have stalled because of wages and possible caps on visas.

Expectations are growing that senators could announce an agreement on possible immigration reform when Congress returns to Washington next week. Several industries and an array of advocates are pushing for a deal focusing on legalizing the estimated 11 million or so people now in the country illegally as well as making it more convenient for businesses to bring foreign workers into the country.

But after ...

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