Posted on Jul 29, 2021

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NPPC asks for H-2A visa program changes at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON – Jen Sorenson, president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 21 to discuss the labor shortage at many processing plants.

Sorenson asked the committee to consider reforming the H-2A visa program which currently allows employers who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs. The NPPC is asking for the program to extend to year-round visas.
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