Congress can’t fix commodity prices or input costs, but they can fix our nation’s immigration policy to ensure farmers have a reliable, skilled workforce.
Michigan Farm Bureau is asking members to hold their federal elected officials accountable to making decisions and taking action. Otherwise, increasing immigration enforcement without reforming the nation’s worker visa program could cost America $60 billion in agricultural production.
Text “MI LABOR” to the number 52886 and click on the link provided to enter your information and submit the comments provided to your member of Congress. A phone call option is also available. You can also easily complete the action request on our website.
H.R. 6417, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte addresses many of farmers’ labor concerns, including providing a three-year visa program. The three-year visa is ideal for both seasonal and year-round agricultural jobs.
Act now and urge Congress to get us one step closer to finding a solution to our labor shortage!