Legislation Addresses Agricultural Labor Shortage

There seems to be some bipartisan momentum for finally reforming our broken immigration system, and legislation introduced yesterday in the House to do that also could help address the agriculture industry’s labor shortage. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Reps. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Wednesday offered a …

PLAN FOR THE HEARTLAND

President Trump yesterday unveiled his blueprint for spurring rural development and prosperity, and there’s a lot in the plan that farmers can embrace. Recommendations from the White House Ag and Rural Prosperity Task Force include ones on agricultural labor, trade, broadband access and regulations, which have put a damper on the farm economy. Much of the task force plan – …

ON KORUS REDO, U.S. AGRICULTURE WANTS TO MAKE GOOD DEAL BETTER

Much of the Trump administration’s trade agenda over the past year has focused on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – a sixth round of talks on that is set to begin Jan. 23 in Montreal – but this week the president’s trade team turns to the deal with Korea. No, not the country ruled by “Rocket Man,” …