Produce Industry Applauds Latest Immigration Bill

Representatives from the produce industry praised the most recent immigration bill forwarded by Congress late last month, noting in particular that the proposed temporary guest worker program and the provision to legalize most of the 12 million immigrants currently in the country are crucial steps toward beefing up manpower in a short-staffed produce growing industry. Those two things,

WASHINGTON — Representatives from the produce industry praised the most recent immigration bill forwarded by Congress late last month, noting in particular that the proposed temporary guest worker program and the provision to legalize most of the 12 million immigrants currently in the country are crucial steps toward beefing up manpower in a short-staffed produce growing industry.

“Those two things, to the food industry, are most critical,” said Tom Stenzel, president and chief

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