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Support Amendment to Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a broad, sweeping labor bill that provides a status adjustment for undocumented farmworkers, reforms to H-2A, and requires a mandatory e-verify system for all agriculture employment. This legislation needs adjustments before Colorado Farm Bureau or American Farm Bureau can support it.

An amendment introduced by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, Ranking Member House Agriculture Committee is a step in the right direction. The amendment addresses multiple areas of critical concern to the Farm Bureau and its members by more accurately reflecting the demands of an agricultural workday, protecting employers from frivolous lawsuits while still maintaining workers rights, improving the H-2A visa program and others.

It is very important that this amendment be added to the legislation—striking real compromise. Please, use the link below to find your U.S. Representative and ask them to support this important amendment.

Read the letter of support submitted by AFBF.

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