FarmPolicy

January 29, 2020

Video: Farm Labor Needs Are Tied to Immigration Reform

Categories: Immigration

From the American Farm Bureau Federation (Aug. 26)- “Farmers and ranchers are putting heat on their members of Congress to get immigration reform finished when they return to Washington from their summer break.”

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Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; Immigration; and, Political Notes

Farm Bill

John Barry reported on Friday at The Bulletin (Norwich, Conn.) Online that, “Farming isn’t for the faint of heart, Marie Tyler told [House Ag Committee Member Joe Courtney (Conn.)] during a tour of her farm Friday…[T]he 2nd District Democratic congressman, along with several aides and agriculture officials, toured farms in North Grosvenordale and Hampton as well as the Tyler farm in Canterbury.”

The article noted that, “‘The Senate [farm] bill got through,’ Courtney told Tim Tyler. He said the bill the Senate passed had support from both Democrats and Republicans. ‘I’d vote for it in a heartbeat.’

“Courtney said the Republican-controlled House refused to pass the Senate bill, however.

“‘The House is a really tough place right now,’ he said. ‘They amended it — in my opinion, mangled it — and then wouldn’t vote for it.’”

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