Farmers are pushing for immigration reform to pass this could ease labor shortages and lower food prices.
Since Covid in 2020 and with the current labor shortage, people are facing a fragility on their food supply chain. The pandemic has resulted in higher prices or empty store shelves for consumers, farmers say this is in part because of labor problems.
The farm operators say the Farm Workforce Modernization Act will give them a stable, reliable workforce by creating a path to citizenship for undocumented agricultural workers and reforming the seasonal farmworker visa program.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the California Democrat who sponsored the House bill, said “At a time when labor shortages are contributing to inflation and high food prices, it’s clear that we need the Senate to pass our Farm Workforce Modernization Act to stabilize the agricultural workforce and protect America’s food supply,”.
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