Spending on immigration lobbying held steady in the second quarter of 2017 and remained markedly up from the previous year, according to Bloomberg Government data.
Lobbying data reveals that spending in the second quarter was $12 million, up from $10.1 million in the second quarter of 2016. Businesses and coalitions focused their efforts on five main areas of policy: high-skilled immigration, agriculture and guest-worker programs, legislation to provide a permanent solution for children brought to the U.S., investor visa programs, and enforcement.
As we soar into the summer months, so does the dial on the thermometer. Recently, AgSafe participated in Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention network conference call and gathered some important facts to assist you with compliance.
This workshop is designed for agricultural communities who want to hire temporary agricultural workers through the H‐2A program and for those who are currently participating in the program. Representatives from the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, State of California, Employment Development Division, and State of California Housing and Community Development will share informative information including the overview of the program, program application processes, and common compliance issues.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order that affects agriculture and rural communities throughout the United States. The key part of the order is establishment of an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that will consist of various Federal administrative agencies and chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.