Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention this week unanimously re-elected AFBF President Zippy Duvall. Delegates also approved measures to help assure a prosperous agricultural and rural economy in the coming year and beyond. During a press conference, one issue Duvall was asked about was immigration reform and farm labor. This past year, many farmers were forced to leave fresh produce to rot in the fields due to lack of access to an adequate and stable workforce.
During the annual AFBF convention, delegates did approve a measure supporting permission for workers to seek employment from more than one farmer under the H2A program.