United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) once again issued a new Form I-9. Employers will be required to use the new version of the Form (dated 07/17/17) starting September 18, 2017. Employers may continue using the prior version of the Form
(dated 11/14/2016) for new hires until September 18, 2017. The new Form applies to new hires only; employers should not complete new Forms I-9 for current employees.
The new Form I-9 includes only minor changes, as outlined below:
• A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) is now listed as an acceptable List C document.
• All certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) are combined within selection C #2 in List C.
• The Form reflects the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices’ new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 2018 DAIRY SCIENCE GOLF OUTING Money Raised Supports Undergraduate Programs Have you seen flecks of green grass in your lawn yet? If you’re a golfer no doubt you’ve looked and are anxiously awaiting fun days on the golf course again. Why not get the rust off your clubs and kick-off your season at the UW-Madison Dairy Science’s Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic? This year’s outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the award winning University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. University
Applications Being Accepted for Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program Scholarships Delaware Valley, St. Joseph’s University Students Eligible Philadelphia – (April 9, 2018) – Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences with a focus in dairy science or an interest in the dairy industry at Delaware Valley University or the food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s University, are encouraged to apply for two $1,500 scholarships offered by the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. Application deadline is May 11, 2018. Scholarship criteria include academic achievement, experience in the
House Farm Bill Proposal Leaves Much to Be Desired After much anticipation and heated deliberations, the House Agriculture Committee released its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill last Thursday. On Wednesday of this week, the committee marked up the draft in an hours-long process, ultimately advancing the bill to the full House of Representatives on a party-line vote, 26 to 20. The bill is wholly inadequate for providing family farmers with the resources they need to endure the worst decline in the farm economy in decades, according to NFU First and foremost,