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UEP seeks year-round agriculture guest worker program

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times staff

bolejnik@poultrytimes.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The need for a new year-round agricultural guest worker program as part of an immigration reform package was requested of Congress by the United Egg Producers in their annual Legislative Meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 15-17.

While supporting comprehensive immigration reform, the United Egg Producers stated that Congress must pass legislation that "preserves agriculture's experienced workforce and provides for agriculture's future needs, with an agricultural worker visa program that provides access to a legal and reliable workforce moving forward."

The guest worker program. . .

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