Posted on Jul 22, 2021

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Ag Labor Reform Hearing to Address H-2A Visa Program

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on ag labor reform on Wed., July 21. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says the seasonal H-2A Visa program will be under review. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president Jen Sorenson, communications director for Iowa Select Farms in West Des Moines, Iowa, will be testifying at the hearing.

The program, created decades ago, was designed to secure a steady flow of agriculture labor into the U.S. However, the program doesn’t work very well for many ag employers in states like Iowa and elsewhere, Grassley explained on a call with reporters on Tuesday.
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