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From his seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue asking for a Class 1 price floor be set for fluid milk.
Yoho, who worked as a large animal veteran for more than 30 years in North Central Florida before being elected to Congress in 2012, explained why he sent the letter to Perdue.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Member of the House Agriculture Committee, in an effort to help the nation's dairy farmers, sent a letter to USDA Secretrary Sonny Perdue requesting that a Class 1 price floor be set for fluid milk. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) sent a letter to President Trump on behalf of America's farmers and ranchers.
Undocumented laborers toiling on U.S. farms may be especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus—and they probably can’t look to Congress for much help.
“I don’t think anybody’s going to back legislation that would say we’re going to start giving health care to undocumented workers,” Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a telephone interview.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., doubled down this week on the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act” which will expand guest worker programs for agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick expressed his appreciation for U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s work toward resolving a major public policy issue. “Congressman Ted Yoho has attentively listened to a serious challenge for agriculture – the continuous depletion of a reliable labor force,” Hoblick said. “He has sincerely sought to understand the problem by holding numerous town hall meetings, roundtables and discussions with stakeholders.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, and author of the "Labor Certainty for Food Security Act,”-HR 6083 released the following statement:
On March 4 Congressman Ted S. Yoho, R-FL, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced the "Labor Certainty for Food Security Act,” HR 6083. The common-sense, bipartisan legislation will bring relief to America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling to find steady, reliable labor.
The following representatives are original cosponsors of this bill: Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-PA; Andy Barr, R-KY; Neal Dunn, R-FL; David Rouzer, R-NC; Ted Bud, R-NC; Vicky Hartzler, R-MO; Mike McCaul, R-TX; Mike Kelly, R-PA; Ralph Norman, R-SC; and Ed Case, D-HI.
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would create a year-round agricultural guest worker program.
The Florida Republican said the bill would address the labor shortages in the sector and help ensure a “reliable, predictable workforce,” providing reforms for those with H-2A visas.
“We've got a bill, I think it's the perfect bill because it solves the needs of our producers plus it also gives opportunity to the workers,” he said at a press conference.
A member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), has announced the introduction of the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act” this week to solve America’s agricultural labor shortage. In a recent interview with Southeast AgNet, Congressman Yoho said there are hurdles in getting this passed.
Yoho noted this commonsense bill will bring relief to America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling to find steady, reliable labor. Click here to listen to more of the Congressman’s comments about the new bill.