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Farmers Fear Losing Immigrant Workers Under Trump Crackdown

President Donald Trump’s hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation’s agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor it needs to plant, grow and pick the crops that feed the country.

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This week Congress is, once again, on a tight deadline to fund the government. As government shutdown looms, the budget standoff is linked to another issue important to agriculture: immigration. Democratic leaders insist on including action dealing with DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, says Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer’s Washington[…]

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