NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
Vilsack: Exec Order Creates Stability
Immigration Order Shortfalls
Obama to Speak on Immigration
Push to Protect Immigrant Farm Workers