Immigration Policy Forum in Kansas City

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Senate poised to vote on comprehensive immigration reform this week, USDA held a forum on the issue Friday in Kansas City, featuring Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, former Kansas City mayor and current Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, and representatives of the nation’s dairy industry. “We are blessed by the most productive, most innovative and most hard-working farmers and ranchers,” Vilsack …

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AGree Likes Senate Immigration Bill for Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Food and agricultural policy organization AGree sent a letter to Senators Monday urging them to pass the immigration reform bill approved by the Judiciary Committee in order to provide a stable workforce for American agriculture. The bill “presents a huge opportunity for foreign-born agricultural workers who want to build a better future for themselves and their families and for American …

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