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South Dakota Dairy President Hoping For Immigration Bill Passage

South Dakota Dairy President Hoping For Immigration Bill Passage

It looked like at the beginning of the year as if Immigration Reform legislation would get passed. Now the measure is stuck in the House however Speaker John Boehner says it’s not dead.  South Dakota Dairy Association President Marv Post is hoping Congress will pass it early next year and is encouraged by the Speaker’s statement.

Boehner’s spokesman Brendan Buck says immigration reform is big policy with challenges that should be addressed deliberatively and one step at a time. Post says it doesn’t have to be comprehensive reform in order for it to work. He says dairy producers need certainty with their labor force.

Post says the two main pieces of legislation his group wants passed in 2014 include immigration reform and a farm bill that includes dairy policy.

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