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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Immigration Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2014 – “We commend Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart for his dedication and outstanding leadership in urging reform to our nation’s broken immigration system. We still need House leadership to move forward on immigration reform legislation championed by Diaz-Balart. Not doing so will only deepen the labor crisis faced by America’s farmers and ranchers.

“Responsible immigration reform that addresses border security and provides farmers access to a legal and stable workforce remains a priority for Farm Bureau. True reform can only be accomplished through legislation. We will continue to press for solutions on this important issue on behalf of America’s food producers.”

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