Ag Labor Hassles— Will They Never End?

2015 March 1.

Agriculture faces great obstacles today, especially for those engaged in labor-intensive agriculture where certain challenges feel particularly acute.  Over the course of my career, I have participated in some of the major battles our industry has waged over workforce and labor issues.

FAQ: Immigration Executive Actions

2015 January 6.

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced several executive actions on immigration.  Under the plan, an estimated four to five million undocumented immigrants will likely qualify for temporary relief from the threat of removal, and be eligible to receive employment authorization.  The president’s decision to bypass Congress has infuriated many Republicans with some vowing to block these measures.

ANNUAL MEETING PAC LUNCHEON Debate Indicates Divide on Immigration Reform

2014 December 4.

The chasm between opposing sides on the immigration reform debate crystalized when two journalists squared off during the Western Growers Political Action Committee fundraising luncheon held in Las Vegas in early November in conjunction with the association’s 89th Annual Meeting.