Position Statements

Western Iowa Dairy Alliance works to provide a voice for dairy farm families on issues that impact our livelihood and communities.  When appropriate, the organization will adopt policies and position statements on key issues.

Labor and Immigration
Adopted Dec. 2015

Dairy farmers face a critical shortage of workers every year, as citizens are largely unwilling to engage in these rigorous activities and guest worker programs are unable to respond to the marketplace.  This situation makes our farms less competitive with foreign farmers and less reliable for the American consumer.  Securing a reliable and competent workforce for our nation’s farms is essential to agriculture and the U.S. economy.
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