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United Fresh: Supreme Court decision means more labor instability

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law released Monday “will likely lead to even greater labor force instability for produce industry employers in Arizona and other states that have similar immigration laws,” the United Fresh Produce Association said today.

“This labor force instability could impact farm employers across the country because of the migratory nature of labor in the produce industry,” the group said.

“The Supreme Court’s decision underscores the immediate need for a comprehensive and practical guest worker program for agriculture to enable produce industry employers to remain viable and competitive,” it added. “United Fresh will continue to work with Congress on this vital priority for the produce industry.”