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Immigration and Agriculture - April 2012

Immigration and Agriculture
Bread for the World, 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200
Thursday, April 26, 2012

This symposium highlights foreign-born hired workers in US agriculture. The papers and powerpoints are posted at /cf/. The farm labor papers will be published in Choices.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

12pm Lunch available

1pm Welcome and Introductions

1:15 Migration Patterns 2012, Jeff Passel, Pew Hispanic Center

1:40 The Immigration Reform Outlook (15 minutes each)
Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
Frank Sharry, America's Voice

2:30 Break

2:45 Daniel Carroll, The Changing Farm Workforce: 1989-2011 (10 minutes each)
Georganne Artz, Immigration and Meatpacking in the Midwest: paper, presentation
Philip Martin, Immigration Reform: Implications for Agriculture: paper, presentation
Wally Huffman, The Status of Fruit and Vegetable Mechanization: paper
Tom Hertz and Steve Zahniser, Modeling the Effects of Immigration: presentation
Reform on Agriculture
Discussion

4:30 Adjourn