Ag Labor Unresolved - 2
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jun 27, 2012 05:27 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Larry Wooten sees the country headed down a path of a patchwork set of state laws on legal status that will make it harder for some farmers in different states to grow their crops.

Wooten, president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, has been a vocal backer of a comprehensive immigration reform fix that includes a guest-worker program for agriculture. Instead, what farmers are likely to get are more state laws that require them to use the E-Verify system for workers.

"All of these beg action by Congress and I think the pressure is mounting," Wooten ...

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