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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon May 6, 2013 11:44 AM CDT


Ag Employers Unite on Immigration

Members of the Agricultural Workforce Coalition remain optimistic that their version of a new farm guest worker program will be a centerpiece of the Senate's immigration reform bill when markup starts this week. That effort would replace the current (and much maligned) H-2A program with a new visa system that would help legalize current undocumented farm workers and make longer-term workers on dairies and food processors eligible for the first time.

More than 30 farm organizations are showing a united front to Congress--including heavy weights like the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Farm Bureau ...

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