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South Dakota Farm Bureau Watching Immigration Reform Debate

South Dakota Farm Bureau Watching Immigration Reform Debate

One of the agricultural issues that has taken a back seat to the farm bill and the budget debate that has stopped government operations is immigration reform. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal says his group would like to see a reform package approved on immigration but isn’t very optimistic about Congress following through anytime soon.

Vanderwal says immigration reform is important to his organization because of the need for year round workers in the dairy industry.

Doubt has been expressed by some in Congress who don’t believe the President will support an immigration reform bill if it doesn’t include a path to citizenship or that the House would pass a measure that does.

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