FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:48 PM CST


California Ag Secretary: Immigration Reform a Moral Issue

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to the economy as well as on moral grounds, said California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross in a phone interview with me this week. She oversees agriculture in a state that produces over 50% of the nation's fresh produce and tree nuts, but thinks rural communities everywhere have a big stake in seeing an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants become documented workers. Raised on a western Nebraska farm that she still owns, she also brings a Midwesterner's pragmatism to West Coast politics.

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