The Dairy Download
The Dairy Download
Sep 23, 2022
Ep. 43 - Workforce Issues Facing Dairy
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From worker shortages to wage pressures, employers across the country are facing labor challenges – and the agricultural industry is no exception. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two guests on the forefront of today’s workforce struggles.

First up is Congressman Dan Newhouse, who represents Washington state’s fourth congressional district. Rep. Newhouse tells us how his background in agriculture steers his policymaking, particularly with workforce issues. He also sheds light on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and its potential impacts on ag labor.

Joining us next is Jackie Klipplenstein, Senior Vice President of Government, Industry and Community Relations with Dairy Farmers of America. She talks about her efforts to ensure the farmer-owned cooperative has an adequate workforce, including working with Congress to adjust and expand visa programs.

The episode is sponsored by FOGG.

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If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.

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