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Ag groups see Goodlatte’s ag guestworker bill as first step

AG Act will replace H-2A program with new H-2C program and be administered by USDA.

After two days of discussion, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a 17-16 vote chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R., Va.) agriculture guestworker bill, known as the AG Act. Many agricultural groups say this is not an ideal solution to the industry’s worker access woes, but they hope it can provide a starting point for future negotiations.

The AG Act replaces the H-2A program with a new H2-C program that allows for year-round employees and is administered by the U.S. Departme

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