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NCBA’s September Priorities Farm Bill And Immigration Reform

NCBA’s September Priorities Farm Bill And Immigration Reform

The top priorities for National Cattlemen Beef Association members coming out of their summer conference is getting completion on immigration reform and a five year farm bill.  NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says they’ll be pushing for those major pieces of legislation when Congress gets back from their August break.

Woodall says having a year round supply of labor is critical for the cattle industry and is a must provision that needs to be in the immigration legislation.

He says the livestock industry is different than fruit and vegetable agriculture where only seasonal workers are needed.

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