Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam: A Legal, Stable Workforce Critical To Farmers

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Expressing disappointment at the lack of progress on immigration reform, Florida’s Ag Commissioner says while federal and state lawmakers squabble, the reality is crops still must be harvested. The lack of sound immigration policy leaves growers in a vulnerable position.

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