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IFPA criticizes Department of Labor H-2A wage revisions

- General News
The Department of Labor released the Final Rule regarding the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for H-2A employers yesterday delivering the latest in a series of burdensome regulations directly impacting the fresh produce industry.

Congress fails to include ag labor reform in omnibus spending bill

- General News
IFPA expressed extreme disappointment today that Congress failed to include bipartisan agriculture immigration reform in the omnibus appropriations bill.

Farm Bureau doesn’t support ag labor reform bill

- General News
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) sponsored and is looking for support for the Affordable and Secure Food Act, introduced December 15.

A glimmer of hope for ag labor reform

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A bipartisan compromise bill for immigration reform appears dead, according to news reports, but a separate, smaller farm worker bill is in the works.

The last legs of Title 42

- Analysis
Title 42 appears to be on its last legs. This measure was implemented by the previous presidential administration as a precaution against the coronavirus. It was used to exclude over a million illegal immigrants from the south of the border on grounds of public health.

IFPA calls for immigration reform at ‘Leading the Way’ conference

- General News
The International Fresh Produce Association, the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire global fresh produce and floral supply chain took the stage at the National Immigration Forum’s 2022 Leading the Way Conference in Washington, D.C., today to elevate immigration as a pillar of agricultural and economic prosperity.  

President Biden’s future legacy

- Analysis
I am deliberately writing this on the day of the election. So nothing I say can be taken as reflecting on what did and didn’t or should have or shouldn’t have happened in the mid-term election.

Immigration reform remains a long shot

- Analysis
We remain stuck on reform yet again, with a solution looking further away than ever.

IFPA hopes this is the year for ag immigration reform

- General News
It’s been attempted for decades, but the International Fresh Produce Association’s government relations group is cautiously optimistic for a bipartisan solution to the immigration crisis with relations to agriculture.

IFPA members urge senate action on immigration reform

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association members spearheaded a press conference today along with other members of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) calling for urgent Senate action on immigration reform.