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Co-op Leaders Push Immigration Reform
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Jun 17, 2013 08:55 AM CDT

Co-op Leaders Push Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Farm co-op leaders from around the country began fanning out across Capitol Hill Tuesday to tell legislators that the future of the farm economy and thousands of high-paying jobs for Americans depend on immigration reform that provides a legal agricultural workforce.

"Immigration is the issue of the year in the Congress of the United States," National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President and CEO Chuck Conner told the leaders of the co-ops he represents at a rally at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel as he sent them off to Capitol Hill.

"For many of ...

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