National Milk Group Fears Immigration Bill Will Get Delayed

National Milk Group Fears Immigration Bill Will Get Delayed


The Syrian situation and unrest in the Middle East along with the federal budget and debt ceiling debate has dairy producers concerned immigration reform and the farm bill will get pushed aside.  National Milk Producer Federation’s Chris Galen says those are major concerns for his group with immigration debate possibly pushed to the end of the year.

Galen says current immigration policy is basically a mess for fruit and vegetable growers dependent on seasonal immigrant labor and for the dairy industry which needs those workers year round.

Galen says for immigration reform to get completed, it’s up to the House to get it done and their plate is full not only with debt and foreign affair issues but also with the farm bill conferees and nutrition legislation yet to be completed.

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