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AFBF Joins Forces with PNAE on Immigration Reform Efforts

There is a window of opportunity in the House to move immigration reform in 2014. To educate and advocate for agricultural labor reform, Farm Bureau has partnered with Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) in the #IFarmImmigration campaign. PNAE brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors and business leaders united in making the economic case for streamlining, modernizing, and rationalizing our immigration system. More can be found about PNAE here.

PNAE is having a broad campaign titled #IVoteImmigration and will be coordinating a multiple month effort. Agriculture will take center stage during the month of February.

The goal is to spotlight individual growers that have changed been forced to alter their business plans or had crop loss issues because of the inability to secure a legal and reliable workforce stemming from the broken H-2A program. We are currently searching for producers with direct experience with the H-2A program that have experienced these challenges and/or economic hardship that would like to join the efforts to tell your story and advocate for reform.

Members with an interest in getting involved the #IvoteImmigration campaign and hosting an event or farm tour may contact Kyle Cline, National Policy Advisor, (317) 692-7845 or kcline@infarmbureau.org.

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