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  • Immigration and Agriculture

    New American Economy Research Fund, July 22, 2021 "Agriculture is a cherished part of American identity and remains an important part of the U.S. economy. In 2020, the agriculture, fishing, and forestry industries contributed more than $175 billion...
  • H-2A Temporary Final Rule

    Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 76 / Monday, April 20, 2020 "As a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the upcoming summer agricultural season caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19...
  • Labor-Starved Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In US Legally

    Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media, Nov. 3, 2017 - "Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Secretary, told Harvest Public Media this spring that he is working on a plan to allow undocumented workers to stay in the U.S., and that Trump...
  • Occupational Fatalities Involving Engines, Robots & Thingamabobs: A Study on Ways to Terminate Worker Death by Machines

    By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. A farm worker is crushed to death after his tractor flips and pins him between the tractor and the wagon it was pulling. A construction worker is struck and killed by a swinging crane when another...
  • U.S. High Court Refuses To Review Arbitration Ruling Arising From Crop Damage

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a nursery insured’s request to review the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' refusal to vacate an arbitration award in favor of insurers in a coverage dispute over...
  • Understanding Indiana's Farm Trespass Bill

    The past two years farm issues in the Indiana legislature have been dominated by so-called “ag-gag" bills. These bills sought to stop undercover videotaping and photographing, activities used by undercover groups to expose what they believe...
  • Ag Secretary Says Trump Open to Allowing Immigrant Farm Workers To Stay In U.S.

    Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media, Apr. 28, 2017 - "U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday said President Trump may be open to creating a way for some undocumented immigrant workers to stay in the U.S. and Perdue is already working on a...
  • Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability

    Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability : "This report describes the extent of the farm sector’s dependence on undocumented workers and the political, economic, and social...