Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on ag labor reform Wednesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on ag labor reform tomorrow.

Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says the seasonal H-2A Visa program will be under review.

“This program was created decades ago to secure a stable flow of legal agriculture labor into our country. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work well for many ag employers in Iowa (and elsewhere).”

On a call with ag reporters this morning, he says that’s because animal agriculture and ag processing are not seasonal businesses.

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