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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

American Dairy Coalition (ADC) reports U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), co-chair of the Congressional Dairy Farm Caucus, introduced a new immigration reform policy for dairy operations.

The new legislation — known as the DAIRY Act — will help to provide a reliable labor force, ensuring dairy producers have the workers necessary to care for their animals as well as provide healthy and affordable dairy products to our nation and across the globe.

ADC highly supports the efforts of Rep. Duffy in his work to allow the dairy industry to utilize the H2-A visa program.  Previously, the dairy industry was excluded due to its 365-day-a-year need for labor. Dairy farmers have been waiting for a provision to utilize the H2-A visa category to legally employ immigrant workers to fill important roles that domestic workers continually pass up. The H2-A visa is a vital tool to provide year-round labor for dairy operations.

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