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Agri View: Fruit and Vegetable Labor Problem

Dan Agri View, Labor and Immigration

Everett Griner talks about fruit and vegetable labor problem in today’s Agri View. Everett discusses why the labor issue is putting more cost on the products for the consumer. You may have noticed that you are paying more for your fresh fruit and vegetables this year. You are very likely to pay more next year. Fruit and Vegetable Labor Problem …

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Analyst: Labor Shortages and Volatile Feed Prices Ahead for Meat Industry

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Pork, Poultry

A Rabobank analyst says the U.S. could be on the tail end of the second longest expansion of its economy in history. Rabobank Analyst Don Close told the North American Meat Institute this week there are implications for the meat industry, including a pending labor shortage and possible volatile commodity prices ahead, according to meat industry publication Meatingplace. Close warns …

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Administration Vows To Arrange for Farmworkers To Enter U.S.

Dan Labor and Immigration

While Congress continues the struggle to pass immigration reform legislation, work is being done on administrative actions that might make it a little easier to hire farmworkers. According to Gary Crawford, both President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue say that there will be a legal system to provide U.S. farmers with the foreign-born workers they need. Administration Vows To Arrange …

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Immigration Verification Proposal Scuttled

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Florida businesses won’t have to worry about voters requiring them to verify the immigration status of new employees. The state Constitution Revision Commission on Monday rejected a proposal that would have asked voters in November to require businesses to use a system similar to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Employment Authorization Program, known as E-Verify, to determine immigration-related eligibility …

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Group Fights Immigration Verification Proposal

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

A wide-ranging coalition that includes a major Republican donor, cruise-line officials, agricultural interests and former pro basketball players is seeking to halt a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Florida businesses to verify the immigration status of new employees. The state Constitution Revision Commission is expected next week to consider putting the proposal on the November ballot. But members of …

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Study: Trump Tariffs to Cost an Estimated 24,000 Agriculture Jobs

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

A study by the Trade Partnership estimates that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs will cost 495,000 jobs in the United States. That figure is up from a previous estimate of 179,000 jobs. Specific to agriculture, the report estimates that tariffs will cost 24,000 jobs. The job losses, according to the study, would impact the services, manufacturing and agricultural …

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Changes Made to H-2C Immigration Bill

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

A bill proposed by Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte would scrap the current H-2A program which is partly controlled by the U.S. Labor Department. It would institute an H-2C program that would be overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Goodlatte has made several amendments to the legislation after listening to concerns from ag groups. A Milk Business Dot Com …

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Farm Leaders Pressing for Action on Immigration Reform

Dan Labor and Immigration

While immigration reform bills failed in the Senate last week, farm leaders are pressing for House action to include agricultural workers. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is urging lawmakers to get behind a bid by House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to include the AG Act in his broader immigration reform bill. Farm Leaders Pressing for Action on Immigration Reform

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E-Verify Requirement Sought in Florida

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Florida businesses would have to verify through the federal government that newly hired employees aren’t undocumented immigrants, under a measure that moved closer Tuesday to appearing before voters in 2018 despite opposition from agriculture interests. A panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously backed a proposal (P 29) that would require all employers in Florida to use the U.S. …