Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding Framework Agreement on Ag Labor
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased a framework was reached today on agriculture labor provisions between the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, of which AFBF is a member, and the United Farm Workers. These successful negotiations will help provide America’s farmers and ranchers a much needed legal labor supply, while paving the way for many farm and ranch workers to obtain legal status.
“We appreciate the tireless efforts of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) to garner consensus and agreement by all parties on such a significant issue. The framework and objectives established today are a positive step toward achieving meaningful immigration reform.
“Ensuring access to a legal workforce is a high priority for AFBF and we are pleased with this first step in the process. We look forward to working with Senate and House leaders as comprehensive immigration reform legislation is introduced and moves its way through Congress.”
|Contacts:||Tracy Taylor Grondine