Immigration Reform Good for U.S. Economy, Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Immigration reform continues to be a hot topic on the political scene and a priority for farmers and ranchers. In a session at the 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Tom Hertz of the Agriculture Department and Mark Delich of discussed the economic and political realities of the current immigration system and the impact of proposed reforms.

Farm Bureau, NASDA Seek Delay of Unlawful EPA Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule. AFBF and NASDA cited EPA violations of federal law as well as incomplete and undelivered compliance and enforcement tools to support their petition.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Holds Talks to Prevent Future Labor Delays

Randall Weiseman Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: Today, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson for a listening session with the Department of Labor to discuss farm labor issues that adversely affected Georgia farmers last spring. “We are talking today about what we need to do now to ensure our farmers have