U.S. agriculture faces a critical shortage of workers every year. Many citizens are unwilling to work in these difficult situations, and guest-worker programs cannot respond quickly enough to the market demands. This reality makes our farms and ranches less competitive with foreign farmers and less reliable for the American consumer. Securing a reliable and competent workforce for our nation’s farms and ranches is essential to agriculture and the U.S. economy. Indiana Farm Bureau, as a member of American Farm Bureau Federation, is committed to the principles of the AWC/UFW agreement on agricultural immigration reform.