Survey Shows Impacts Immigration Policy has on Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release

immigrationA survey recently released by the California Farm Bureau shows immigration policy still harms agriculture in the same capacity as seen in a similar survey in 2012. The informal survey showed that more than half of responding farmers had experienced employee shortages during the past year. California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger says the worker shortage impacts farm operations.

Wenger says the shortage in farm labor means a more competitive situation for farmers to source workers.

He says the survey gives Congress proof that agriculture needs comprehensive immigration reform.

That’s California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.