Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2019)–“The House Judiciary Committee’s approval today of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a vital first step in advancing legislation to address the labor crisis being faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and growers. We would especially like to recognize the efforts of Representative Zoe Lofgren of California in shepherding this legislation through the committee process. We believe that the bill has strong bipartisan support and strongly urge House leadership to take up H.R. 5038 as soon as possible.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,500 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.