IRVINE, CALIF. (Aug. 23, 2022) – Western Growers released a new video today that calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to ease the industry’s labor shortage and, in turn, help lower the burden of food prices on consumers.
The current broken immigration system fails to provide the workers the agriculture industry needs to support our country’s food production. According to a recent study by Texas A&M University, solving the labor shortage will reduce food prices.
The bipartisan bill, 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.
By doing their part and passing the FWMA, the U.S. Senate would help protect the future of our farms and food supply.
To watch the entirety of the video, please click here.
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Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Western Growers’ members and their workers provide over half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including half of America’s fresh organic produce. Connect and learn more about Western Growers on Twitter and Facebook.