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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jan 29, 2013 04:54 PM CST

Labor-intensive ag industries--livestock, custom harvesting crews, seed corn production and fresh produce to name a few--are like the eternally faithful Chicago Cubs fans who wonder each winter "will this be the year?" says Frank Gasperini, CEO of the National Council of Agricultural Employers. He is not dreaming about a World Series run, he adds, but whether Congress will do something useful about immigration reform.

"Most of us vacillate between extreme optimism and abject depression over the possibility that agriculture’s workforce needs will ever be positively addressed in ways that will work," he wrote a few weeks before a bipartisan group ...

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