Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association: Calls for immigration reform to support industry growth

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is calling for Congressional action to expand opportunities for legal immigration and to allow more immigrants to become permanent residents or citizens of the United States of America.

The $753 billion American dairy industry relies on immigrants as vital members of its supply chain, from the farm to processing facilities and beyond,” said WCMA President Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese in Durand, Wisconsin. “The nation’s labor crisis will worsen in the years ahead, and legislative action is needed now to provide the workforce that dairy businesses must have to meet the demands of a growing global population.” ..

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Ken Notes: This is huge in the dairy and cheese industry and getting the cows milked at 4AM is a challenge for every dairy farm in the state...



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