Monthly Archives: July 2018

WI Senator Conveys Trade War Woes to President Trump

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, recently met with a number of business representatives to discern how the trade war and tariffs are negatively affecting their efforts to maintain markets and prevent layoffs.  Sen. Johnson concluded that in “farming and food processing, the retaliatory actions to U.S. tariffs will have a profoundly negative effect. “ The senator […]

Farm Bill Conference Committee House Members Announced

On Wednesday members of the Farm Bill conference committee from the House were announced and the roster includes a number of legislators from MWFPA member states. Among the conferees are House Ag Comm ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn), Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), and […]

House GOP Could Introduce Farmworker Immigration Bill

House Republicans are preparing to announce a bill that would replace the existing H-2A visa program for farmworkers. According to Agri-Pulse, the legislation is expected to include provisions of a broader immigration bill that failed in the House last month. The bill would have created a new H-2C farmworker program and required all employers, including […]