Bloomberg and AP Labor Pieces Cite Farm Bureau

News / In The News January 24, 2017

A Bloomberg article about the current farm labor shortage quoted Kristi Boswell, director of congressional relations at AFBF. “We support border security,” Boswell told Bloomberg. “We will be looking for opportunities to use the enforcement pieces to make sure that agriculture has access to a new program.” Farm Bureau members Brad Goering and Steve Tennes also were quoted by Bloomberg.

An Associated Press article about farmers in South Dakota seeking Puerto Rican residents to milk cows refers to AFBF’s farm labor study.

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