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Ag worker laws need reformed

Note: U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, contributed to this column.

American farmers feel like the little red hen working alone to grow the wheat, mill the flour, and make the bread, as they struggle to meet labor demands across sectors. Few domestic workers find agricultural employment attractive and our nation's visa program to hire foreign workers for agricultural work simply does not work for employers or employees. From spring pruning to fall harvest farm labor demands go unmet across every crop and region, as workers both unwilling and willing, sit idly by wondering who will grow t...


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