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Statement by NCFC President Chuck Conner on USDA Stakeholder Roundtable on Farm Labor

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:49:51 CDT

Statement by NCFC President Chuck Conner on USDA Stakeholder Roundtable on Farm Labor “I would like to thank Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Mike Crapo for bringing stakeholders from across agriculture together to focus on the labor crisis being faced by farmers and the need for Senate action on this issue. The past 15 months have shown just how essential those who harvest crops and care for farm animals are to all of us. With negotiations getting underway on immigration reform in the Senate, now is the time to act. I’d also like to commend Senators Bennet and Crapo for taking the lead on developing a companion bill to the Farm Workforce Modernization Act that passed the House earlier this year. While additional improvements are needed, the FWMA represents a good first step toward fixing agriculture’s long-standing labor problems. We urge all senators to support their efforts on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers.”


   

 

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