Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey expressed his appreciation that President Trump would host the Agriculture roundtable discussion this week, especially because it’s still early in his administration. Northey says he was very encouraged by the discussion that took place. “The president clearly understands the importance of a strong agriculture sector in our nation. It’s great news that Secretary Perdue …
Continued immigration raids on American dairy farms could send milk prices soaring. Jaime Castaneda, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Trade Policy for the National Milk Producers Federation, says the price of a gallon of milk could possibly approach $8.
The Agriculture Workforce Coalition last week emphasized the importance of immigration reform for America’s farmers and ranchers in a letter sent to President Donald Trump.
by Jim Mulhern, President, CEO, NMPF Too many of the nation’s dairy farmers are facing an ongoing, daunting challenge: finding enough American workers to fill jobs on their farms, even when they provide wages higher than those paid by other local jobs. This “between a rock and hard place” dilemma has grown more acute as the national unemployment rate has …
Everett Griner talks about the wide background of the migrant worker in today’s Agri View.
Immigrants and citizens showing support for immigrant workers have joined together today for “A Day Without Immigrants.”
Everett Griner talks about a look at the political changes ahead for farmers in today’s Agri View.
U.S. food producers are expediting shipments to Mexico and seeking alternative markets as concerns rise over immigration and trade policy changes. Food producers are lining up alternative markets as business could be at risk if clashes over trade and immigration escalate between Mexico and the U.S., according to Reuters.
A bill introduced earlier this month into the House of Representatives (H.R. 281) is titled the Family Farm Relief Act, dealing specifically with immigration.
An article in the Wall Street Journal says Republicans are getting set for a battle over legal immigration. The debate is going to hinge on whether or not Republicans believe foreign workers are a driver for economic growth as business groups say, or if they consider foreign workers as competition for American workers, a position held by the populist wing …
A blog by the Washington Post says if President-elect Donald Trump pursues a major crackdown on illegal immigration, prices of some fruits and vegetables may soar higher. Trump has promised a crackdown on the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
The H-2A program has grown exponentially over the last seven years, especially in California, showing history repeating itself in the agriculture labor sector.
A competitive trend in an already challenging agriculture labor, sector is leaving some producers out of luck during harvest.