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Produce Industry Leaders Concerned About H-2C Amendments

It’s been a long time since significant immigration reform that will help American growers has passed Congress. The most promising reform proposed this year — H.R. 4092 or the Ag Worker Act — cleared a major hurdle when it passed out of committee last week.

 

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