Immigration Action Needed: Contact Your Senator Today
Educate Your Senator: Help Us Pass Meaningful Immigration Reform
A new senate bill may threaten the amount of available visas drastically. The ‘Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act’, sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue (R-GA), aims to reduce the influx of workers drastically in hopes to reserve jobs for low skilled American workers. The bill would place tighter restrictions and caps on certain visa types, such as family based visas, and eliminate certain visa categories all together.The aim of this bill is to limit immigration to high skilled workers to reserve low skilled jobs for Americans. This bill is a concern to the dairy and agriculture industry, as many well-paying jobs continue to go unfilled by domestic workers year after year. One thing is clear, jobs on the farm are not desirable to most American workers regardless of wage and benefits. This bill restricts the ability of farmers to have access to a safe, legal workforce.
What Can You Do? The American Dairy Coalition fights each day to ensure your voice is heard on Capitol Hill, however, the most powerful voice of all is your own. We encourage you to reach out to your Senators and help them to understand the struggles you face in finding workers to milk your cows. We must work together to educate federal legislators on the importance of providing a legal workforce for the dairy and agriculture industry.
Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders’ RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders’ Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and state associations, enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStarSM options, and participate in a
PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshops Scheduled for Feb 7 and 8 in Green Bay Demand for Transparency Increases Focus on Animal Care Practices of Dairy Farmers DAIRY NEWS – Dairy farmers, herd managers and industry professionals will gain new perspective on animal welfare issues like lameness, body condition scoring, and cull-cow management at the PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshop, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). Two one-day sessions will be held on Wed., Feb 7, and Thurs., Feb. 8, both at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis., from 8 a.m.
Agreement on Plans to Merge Koepon & CRI SHAWANO, Wisconsin – The boards of directors of Koepon Holding BV and Cooperative Resources International (CRI) have reached agreement on a plan to merge their organizations. The agreement is non-binding, and subject to due diligence and other customary conditions, including receipt of requisite governmental and other consents and approvals. Once completed, final agreement will be conditional upon approval by both boards of directors as well as the delegates of CRI. If successful, the organizations plan to formalize the merger by mid-2018. Both