Press Release: California Citrus Mutual Supports the Farm Workforce Modernization Act
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California Citrus Mutual Supports the Farm Workforce Modernization Act
October 30, 2019, Exeter, Calif. It is with great excitement that California Citrus Mutual announces our support for the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” introduced today by Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, chair of the Judiciary Committee.
“We applaud Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and members of the California congressional delegation that provided leadership on this critical issue,” states California Citrus Mutual President Casey Creamer. “The Farm Workforce Modernization Act creates a pathway to securing a legal workforce now and in the future while also providing stability and security to our employees and their families.
“This legislation is critical to the sustainability of the fresh produce industry and our continued ability to grow fresh and healthy citrus products in California. The existing system is out-of-date and does not meet the needs of employers or employees. We must put aside political differences and create a reasonable solution. California Citrus Mutual remains committed to working with our partners, Representative Lofgren, and members of Congress to resolve outstanding concerns and reach a deal that can be supported in the United States Senate and signed by the President,” continues Creamer.
About California Citrus Mutual (CCM)
CCM is a voluntary, non-profit trade association representing CA citrus growers on the economic, regulatory, and political issues that impact them most.