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Farm Bureau fails to sign onto immigration reform

Largest farm group concerned over adverse effect wage rate, visa caps, mandatory E-Verify and worker protections.

On Oct. 30, a bipartisan House coalition led by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D., Cal.) and Dan Newhouse (R., Wash.) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Although many agricultural and farm labor groups signed off on the final proposal, the largest agricultural group – the American Farm Bureau Federation – would not offer its support of the final package as it currently stands.

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