Currently, the U.S. House’s best shot for resolving DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a bill that includes an revised Ag Act, which would replace H-2A with the H-2C program.
On one hand, it’s the end of an era for Florida tomato industry leadership; on the other, it’s the start of a new journey.
On Monday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced his Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017 bill, which would replace H-2A with an H-2C program. Rep. Goodlatte introduced the bill to the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R VA) is re-introducing a bill that aims to replace H-2A. Here are some of the ways it will differ from the current program.
Move broadens use of H-2A to all of agriculture to include those with multiple crops and harvests.
To have a great crop potentially rot in the field because workers can’t be sourced is probably worse than a weather event taking out production.
Legislators say the move aligns the program in the department to better fit the needs of agriculture businesses.
Operator reportedly demanded rent, payments for transportation and expenses incurred bringing workers to U.S.
When it comes down to it, we have a choice to make. We either have to import our labor, or we’ll have to import our food.
The funding is to support more than 400 rental units in four states.
You not only need access to a stable workforce, government workers need an education on the importance of agriculture.
We need a guest worker program if we’re going to feed America and ensure our national security.
Ball State University research shows many of the agricultural migrant workers of the past just aren’t migrating any more.
Agency calls for swifter processing of paperwork so growers’ requests for crews can be met.
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Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can’t come soon enough.