Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors Support House passage of H.R. 4760 on Strength of Ag Labor Provisions

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:56:03 CDT

American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors Support House passage of H.R. 4760 on Strength of Ag Labor Provisions The American Farm Bureau Federation’s board of directors voted unanimously to support House passage of H.R. 4760, a broad immigration bill, based on the strength of agricultural labor provisions included in the legislation.

“The American Farm Bureau board was resolute and unanimous in its support of these agricultural labor reforms,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Those provisions authorize a new agricultural guest worker program and they go a long way toward fixing the biggest problem we face in agriculture – a shortage of agricultural labor that limits our ability to produce food, fiber and fuel.”

Duvall sent a letter shortly after the AFBF board vote to all members of the House encouraging “yes” votes to move provisions of the new AG Act forward.

“The American Farm Bureau will continue to work for improved provisions for those who are helping to sustain our sector today,” the letter stated. “While those workers should not be granted an unfair advantage over others, we must recognize the important contribution they are making to sustaining farms and ranches across the country and provide them the best possible path to legalization. But those changes cannot be made if H.R. 4760 fails and the legislative process comes to a halt.”

While H.R. 4760 is broad legislation that includes provisions on which AFBF does not take a position, the bill provides a solution “our members desperately need” on ag labor concerns, the letter said. “It is critical for the House to take a stand in support of U.S. agriculture and move this legislation forward for consideration in the Senate,” the letter concluded.

Click or tap here to read the full letter from the organization to the members of the US House.



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Corn, Soy, Cotton and Sorghum Harvests All Running Behind Schedule as Wheat Planting Wraps Up  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:16:17 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:09:00 CST
  • FSA State Executive Director Scott Biggs Reminds Producers of Federal Disaster Program Deadlines  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:38:40 CST
  • Governor-Elect Kevin Stitt Announces Formation of Transition Team Dubbed Oklahoma's Turnaround  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:20:32 CST
  • Tuesday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:06:34 CST
  • Tuesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:02:36 CST
  • Veterinarian Sam Barringer Explains Why Health and Vaccinations in Cattle Herds Aren't Synonymous  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:48:58 CST
  • Latest US Tractor and Combine Sales Report Shows Overall Sales Remained Positive Year-to-Date  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:26 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.