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Farmers Want Immigration Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:53 PM CDT

PERRY, N.Y. (DTN) -- As John Emerling proudly showed off his family's dairy operation to a bunch of tourists, he took time out to talk about his workers.

"We do have Hispanics here," Emerling said. "We need them. We are very upset with Washington ... It seems they weren't addressing the immigration issue until the last election." Emerling added, "I don't know what we would do without them."

Emerling Farms is a 1,200-head operation run by John and his son, Mike. The Emerlings have 20 full-time employees, and like a growing number of larger dairies, most of those workers are ...

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