A committee vote is planned Wednesday (Oct. 4) for the agriculture guestworker revamp bill in the House of Representatives. Virginia Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte introduced the bill Monday, and vowed to push for a “tight timetable.” The bill, according to Politico, would essentially scrap H-2A in its current form, rename the visa program H-2C and house it within the Department …
Everett Griner talks about farm labor. A problem plaguing agriculture nationwide in today’s Agri View.
Secretary Perdue listens to ag producers in Georgia, whose concerns include rural broadband and labor. Stephanie Ho has the story.
The Western Growers Association says recent comments by Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicate the Justice Department will focus on deporting felons, not farm workers. Sessions recently told Fox News the Justice Department does not intend to target illegal immigrants who have not committed crimes beyond illegally entering the country. Western Growers Association CEO Tom Nassif called the comments encouraging. Nassif …
Recent government raids targeting undocumented immigrants in the United States are causing distress through the agriculture labor sector.
Everett Griner talks about strawberries being labor intensive and different to grow in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about how the new overtime law may hurt, not help, producers in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about California producers looking to technology to help with the labor problem in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about the farm labor shortage issue and offers a possible solution in today’s Agri View.