COBLESKILL, N.Y. — Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) Board Member Ray Dykeman and NEDPA Representative Rick Zimmerman attended a forum at SUNY Cobleskill today focused on the need for farm labor reform. Rick Zimmerman participated in the panel discussion on behalf of the Northeast Dairy Producers Association, highlighting the need to have a workable and efficient guest worker program, which can only be achieved by continuing to have collaboration between industry partners and our bipartisan leadership.
Zimmerman said, “The dairy industry depends on the future of an expanded guest worker program. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act has very important components to it, and having Congress recognize that and move it forward in a very prompt manner is a key step forward. Mr. Secretary, thank you for your support.”
The Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Inc. encourages the U.S. Senate to pass this important legislation, which will address a critical labor shortage, help strengthen our food supply chain, and support the viability of New York family dairy farms.
–Northeast Dairy Producers Association
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