MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Wheat is pleased with the Department of State’s announcement regarding H-2A workers and their designation as a national security priority. We commend them on their quick reaction to clarifying an uncertain situation. We are glad to see that the Department of State heard the concerns of those most affected, considered the consequences, and swiftly acted accordingly.
Kansas Wheat has several members that would have been directly affected had this not been resolved. This is good news for farmers not only in Kansas, but across the entire region. These workers are a vital part of the agriculture labor force and will begin arriving soon for harvest.
We also would like to commend the leadership of Senators Moran and Marshall for their lead in trying to pre-emptively solve a potential problem. Their work with farmers and farm organizations to address the situation cannot go unnoticed. We are glad that Kansas continues to have leaders that fight for their farmer constituents.
— Statement by Justin Knopf, President, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers
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