California Farm Bureau: Congress must fix ag immigration

· June 25, 2018

The California Farm Bureau Federation said it hopes last week’s failure of an immigration measure in the U.S. House of Representatives will ultimately set the stage for Congress to resolve longstanding inadequacies in agricultural immigration programs that have contributed to chronic employee shortages on farms and ranches. “Congress must move forward to forge a solution […]

Texas Farm Bureau fires back against border wall website

· May 24, 2018

The Texas Farm Bureau has sent a cease and desist letter to a group opposed to the border wall after they used a former President’s quote and photo out of context on their website. The website, Defend Texas, displayed a photograph of ex-Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke, along with a quote stating “[i]t was […]

Michigan Farm Bureau investigates ag labor shortage

· March 19, 2018

The Michigan Farm Bureau is hoping a survey they are conducting will help address the reasons why a labor shortage continues to plague farms across the state. “Farmers often note availability as their number one labor concern, which is problematic for all farmers, but particularly for Michigan’s specialty crop sector which has peak seasonal labor […]

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