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Ag Labor Issues Unresolved
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Dec 4, 2012 12:52 PM CST

Larry Wooten doesn’t see legal relief coming anytime soon to help farmers with the issues of immigration and the hiring of migrant workers. Instead, he’s likely to see a patchwork of more state laws, requiring them to use the E-Verify system for workers.

“It’s a huge issue for agriculture. It’s a huge issue for the country. We need to have a reasonable dialogue and stop kicking the can down the road. For agriculture, clearly, we have got to have these workers,” says Wooten, president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau.

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