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    Bad News: Department of Agriculture Hires Immigration Expert from the Farm Bureau

    Bad News: Department of Agriculture Hires Immigration Expert from the Farm Bureau



    April 21, 2017

    David North


    In another indication of the differing level of commitment to U.S. workers by the Trump administration, it has been announced that a lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation has been hired by the new Secretary of Agriculture to work on immigration and labor matters.


    She is Kristi Boswell, and it is highly likely that she will push to get agribusiness the workers it wants, including foreign workers at the minimal wages it wants to pay. That certainly is the posture of the Farm Bureau, the largest of the agricultural lobbying organizations.


    Her appointment is bad news for anyone wanting to contain the growth of the H-2A (foreign farm worker) program, which was loosely enough administered by Obama's Department of Labor. There were 283,500 admissions (though there is some double counting) of H-2A workers in 2015, the last year for which we have data.


    Boswell will work for Secretary of Agriculture-designee, Sonny Perdue, the former GOP governor of Georgia, who is a first cousin of one of that state's senators, David Perdue (R-Ga.).


    Speaking of last names, Boswell may well be related to Stewart Boswell, the all-too-skilled agri-business lobbyist I tangled with 50 years ago when I worked on farm labor issues for the then Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. Biographical material on the internet does not touch on this point.


    http://cis.org/north/bad-news-depart...rt-farm-bureau
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    Trump's Immigration Adviser, Kristi Boswell, has some messages from Americans on her Twitter about her push for foreign workers.

    Example:

    "Replying to @KristiBoswell @cathymcmorrisBring in the cheap labor! So what if it means our grandchildren r outnumbered by violent third-world peasants."


    https://mobile.twitter.com/KristiBos...56414893654017
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    Most farmers are all Democrats. The Farm Bureau is all Democrats. Why are Republicans sucking up to Democrats on illegal immigration? SNAP OUT OF IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    Most farmers are all Democrats. The Farm Bureau is all Democrats. Why are Republicans sucking up to Democrats on illegal immigration? SNAP OUT OF IT.
    Why do you believe most farmers are Democrats? Well, you may want to reconsider your information source because it's wrong. The majority of farmers in the United States vote Republican. Additionally, regardless of state, Farm Bureaus tend to be more conservative and endorse far more Republicans than Democrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Why do you believe most farmers are Democrats? Well, you may want to reconsider your information source because it's wrong. The majority of farmers in the United States vote Republican. Additionally, regardless of state, Farm Bureaus tend to be more conservative and endorse far more Republicans than Democrats.
    Really? Then why do they hire illegal aliens and want amnesty for their workers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    Really? Then why do they hire illegal aliens and want amnesty for their workers?
    It's not because they're Democrats. Remember, the farming community likes their 'cheap' labor and farm subsidies.

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    Sounds very Democrat to me. I said they were all Democrats because when I was growing up almost all the farmers were Democrats because the Democrats pushed and passed all the farm bills. And here where I am now, they're all Democrats for the same reason. But I guess out there in the great somewhere, they're Republicans. Well, then that puts a wrinkle into things, now doesn't it? Republicans fighting Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    Sounds very Democrat to me. I said they were all Democrats because when I was growing up almost all the farmers were Democrats because the Democrats pushed and passed all the farm bills. And here where I am now, they're all Democrats for the same reason. But I guess out there in the great somewhere, they're Republicans. Well, then that puts a wrinkle into things, now doesn't it? Republicans fighting Republicans.
    You may find this interesting:

    http://verdantlabs.com/politics_of_professions/
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    Judy, here in California once you get away from the Coast it is all primarily farming communities and primarily Republican. My small acreage is smack dab in the middle of a very Republican Farming Community. In the past most farmers in California relied on the Bracero Program now most are becoming mechanized. I have watched amazed at how it works. You want to plant a new field of alfalfa, corn or even almond trees, etc. You hire a mechanized farming company to come in with their machines to work the fields and plant your crops. I have even seen them plant crops by airplanes. You want your crops harvested. You hire a company to come in with their machines and trucks and they come in and harvest everything in a short time. The farmers still tend their fields on a day to day basis, but the heavy work is now done by machines.

    The work in all the dairies around here is also mechanized. Most of the work is done by American males and females. Every morning I wake up to the young lady that's family owns the almond farm next to me heading off to work in a dairy. The kids go off to college to study Ag and them come back to this community to work on their families Dairies and Farms.

    The issue of needing illegal immigrants to work in the fields is not a Democrat vs Republican issue. It is not even the main threat to Agriculture in Northern California. The Agriculture Industry is fighting over the regulations our liberal government is implementing. They are fighting over their water rights. The theft of their water being sent south to corporate farms.
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