H2A program ‘broken,’ immigration battle straining the system

By Ashley Davenport, Farm Journal Broadcast

President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration and immigration reform is shaking up Washington, but it also has the agriculture industry worried about losing more labor.

Last week at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Ky., U.S. Farm Report host Tyne Morgan spoke with Zippy Duvall, president of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Duvall says as planting season approaches, workers are needed.

He calls the H2A program broken, saying the immigration battle in Washington is putting more strain on the system. Read more …