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Ag labor crisis needs Congressional intervention

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The American Farm Bureau Federation says the appropriations process is the fastest way for Congress to help farmers struggling to afford labor.

John Walt Boatright tells Brownfield, “We cannot understate how much of a crisis that we’re in in the agricultural labor space.”

“Congress is the only entity that can really change the situation,” he says.

Boatright says the latest census found a loss of about 140,000 farms which he believes has the attention of lawmakers.

Ag labor crisis needs Congressional intervention