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Farm Bill: Time to Push To Get It Done

Posted on 12/4/2012 by

The post-election “lame duck” session is now underway, and could run almost until Christmas, providing a good window for action on the Farm Bill.

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USA TODAY Editorial: Immigration reform good for GOP, USA

Posted on 11/13/2012 by in Immigration

USA Today's Nov. 8 editorial page commented on the effect of Hispanic voters on the election and the future of immigration enforcement.

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Deportation Deferrals Put Employers of Immigrants in a Bind

Posted on 10/18/2012 by in Immigration

Manuel Cunha has been fighting for three decades to persuade the federal government to provide more legal immigrant workers for farmers in California’s verdant San Joaquin Valley. So he was initially excited when President Obama announced in June that he would suspend the deportations of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.

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Immigration laws bring challenges to Arizona farmers

Posted on 9/21/2012 by in Immigration

With harvest season for many crops approaching, farms in Arizona need workers to help bring the crops in. But that help is getting harder to find, farmers say, as patchwork immigration laws and federal visa issues often get in the way.

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One-Year Extension of Farm Bill Looking Likely

Posted on 9/10/2012 by in 2012 Farm Bill

CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS By Ellyn Ferguson, CQ Staff Forty-six groups armed with speeches and “Farm Bill Now” buttons plan to lay out the case this week for Congress to pass a five-year reauthorization before the current law expires Sept. 30.

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