Southern Farmers Urge Research, Labor Focus In Upcoming Farm Bill
Southern farmers urge research, labor focus in upcoming farm bill
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 – The topics were as varied as the crops grown in the South, but research and labor stood out as common threads at the three-hour listening session held today by the House Agriculture Committee at the University of Florida.
It was mostly farmers and ranchers from Florida and Georgia who made the trip to Gainesville to comment on the 2014 farm bill as well as make suggestions for the 2018 farm bill. One of the most common topics – labor – is a concern shared by agricultural producers across the country.
“An insufficient farm labor force continues to plague many agricultural commodity …