AG POLICY NEWS
Labor Deal Reached for Ag
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Apr 12, 2013 05:50 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farm groups issued statements late Friday applauding an agreement between United Farm Workers and key senators who had been negotiating over an agricultural guest-worker program.

Dow Jones news service reported late Friday afternoon that under a new visa program, employers would be allowed to hire as many as 112,000 foreign laborers to work in agriculture in the first year after the program is implemented. An additional 112,000 slots would open up in the program's second year, and so on for five years, with the total number capped at 337,000, a member of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the ...

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