National & World Ag News Headlines
Perdue Wants Separate Immigration Program for Agriculture
USAgNet - 02/23/2018
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday the government wants a separate immigration program for agricultural workers.
Speaking on the first day of the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he said agriculture is caught in the crossfire of the immigration debate.
"The people who come to America to work on farms and ranches are not taking jobs from Americans," Perdue said. "They are not the ones putting a burden on criminal justice system or welfare system."
Perdue says the plan is a work in progress and asked critics not to dismiss it, reports Reuters.
Send this article to a friend
Other National Headlines
Midwest Farmers to Pruitt: It's Time to Take Action
Walmart Opens Indiana Milk Processing Plant
Brazil's Soybean Exports to Argentina Near 250,000 mt
Syngenta Partnering with Pivot Point on New Seed Distribution Center
CoBank: More Farmers May go off the Energy Grid
Hoeven: Senate Farm Bill Includes Key Native American Priorities
EPA Grant Competition for Tribes to Help Clean Up Diesel Engines
Copyright © 2018 - USAgNet.com. All Rights Reserved.