The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform released a report Tuesday entitled “No Longer Home Grown: How Labor Shortages are Increasing America’s Reliance on Imported Fresh Produce and Slowing U.S. Economic Growth.” The report part of the #iFarmImmigration campaign launched last month by the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 70 other agriculture organizations.
The report was announced at the National Press Club on March 18 with a panel of farmers to talk about the need for immigration reform. The panel included (left to right) Chalmers Carr from South Carolina, Mary Kraft of Colorado, Russell Boening of Texas, and Carlos Castaneda from California.
Listen to or download comments each farmer made after the Press Club appearance:
Chalmers Carr – Titan Farms, South Carolina Mary Kraft - Badger Creek Farm and Quail Ridge Dairy, Colorado Russell Boening - Loma Vista Farms & Boening Brothers Dairy, Texas Carlos Castaneda – Castaneda & Sons, California
Photo album from Press Club event