AG POLICY NEWS
Vilsack Farm Bill Push
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Nov 6, 2013 11:14 AM CST

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- U.S. agriculture could lose momentum unless Congress passes a farm bill and moves on immigration reform, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday during a lecture at the University of Nebraska.

Because agriculture in many areas of the country relies on immigrant workers, Vilsack said immigration reform would go a long way in providing certainty to farmers.

"Yes, we can plant crops all over the United States but if we don't have a workforce to be able to harvest the crops, it won't do much good," Vilsack said to a crowd of college Future Farmers of ...

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