From the Clean Water Act to taxes and immigration reform, Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the courts will be dealing with some of farmers’ and ranchers’ top issues in 2014.
With high expectations for the farm bill and the Water Resources Development Act to be finalized early in the new year, farmers are anxious for Congress to move immigration reform legislation that meets agriculture’s labor needs.
“Passage of the Senate bill last year gave us great momentum,” said Kristi Boswell, American Farm Bureau Federation labor specialist. “We respect that the House wants to do things differently. Through the House process, farmers and ranchers will be right alongside lawmakers, making sure they understand how critical this issue is to agriculture and all consumers who count on U.S.-grown food.”