American Dairy Coalition: Agricultural industry supports a guestworker program for American farmers
The American Dairy Coalition released a united letter of support today on behalf of our nation’s dairy, agriculture and livestock producers and agriculture industry businesses, representing thousands of businesses that have been waiting for a program that ensures a viable labor force.
Associations, businesses and individuals signed on in support on an new immigration reform bill, introduced today by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act) will create a new, workable agricultural guest-worker program.
“Our country, and especially our agriculture industry, has been waiting for more than 20 years for positive immigration reform. We commend Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s dedication, understanding and ambition to provide a legal guest-worker program that will assist with the current agriculture labor shortages, add many new jobs for domestic workers and spur economic growth. “
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The Agricultural Guestworker Act replaces the cumbersome and costly H-2A guestworker program with a reliable H-2C visa program, which covers year-round employees and allows experienced, unauthorized workers to continue working.
The House Judiciary Committee has released a “Notice of Markup” to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.
For more information on the AG Act or the American Dairy Coalition, visit our website at www.americandairycoalitioninc.com.
About the American Dairy Coalition:
The American Dairy Coalition is the united voice of the dairy, agriculture and livestock industry. Successful policy making, in order to best serve this industry, starts in Washington DC. We focus only on top priority issues in order to remain nimble and quickly adapt to the ever changing federal policy making environment. ADC is the only national organization solely focused on advocating to advance the growth and success of progressive producers and agriculture companies. ADC has collaborated with many groups and individuals to make a significant impact on the agriculture industry.