Apr 9, 2019
American Farm Bureau relieved that border will remain open

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) reacted an announcement by President Donald Trump that he would not seek an immediate closure of the border with Mexico. Here is the AFBF statement:

Zippy Duvall

We are relieved by the administration’s announcement today that there will not be an immediate closure of our border with Mexico. That is good news for farmers and ranchers on two fronts – trade and access to agricultural workers”, commented American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, responding to the news that the U.S.-Mexico border won’t be closed for now.

“Our farm and ranch families continue to face an economic storm that would have become even more severe had the border been closed. Our ability to secure workers through the H-2A program is essential to many of our farmers and growers, and we continue to seek additional improvements to help our farmers secure the workforce they need to grow and harvest their crops and tend their livestock. When it comes to trade, Mexico is an essential partner and we will continue to push for congressional approval of the USMCA trade agreement.”




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