Western Growers Releases Video Advocating for the Farm Workforce Modernization Act
IRVINE, CA - Ever an advocate for the success of our industry and those who help to uphold it, Western Growers is bringing a pivotal bill into focus with its recent launch. With the release of a new video, the organization is urging the United States Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), stating that it could play a crucial role in easing the industry’s current labor shortage and lowering high food prices for consumers.
The bipartisan bill, which has passed twice by the U.S. House of Representatives, provides a path to legal status for experienced, domestic farmworkers and streamlines the H-2A temporary worker visa program.
“The current broken immigration system fails to provide the workers the agriculture industry needs to support our country's food production,” the association stated in a recent release.
A recent study by Texas A&M University suggests that solving the labor shortages currently impacting the industry will reduce overall food prices. Western Growers notes that, by doing its part to pass the FWMA, the U.S. Senate would help protect the future of the nation’s farms and food supply.
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