Weird Weather & Immigration Issues

Weird Weather & Immigration Issues

Weird Weather & Immigration Issues plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

It has been absolutely gorgeous weather-wise where I am based. But elsewhere in the U.S. it has been a weird - mixed bag of whatever Mother Nature can throw. Flooding in the midwest along the Mississippi. Snow and ice in other parts of the central and eastern sections of the country and down has been into the 90’s and 100’s. I think I’ll just sit tight and enjoy what we have here right now.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the new ag guest worker program in the pending National Immigration Bill could end up as a pathway to non-ag jobs for many workers. Grassley on Senate Judiciary hearing the reform bill argues that the measure’s new ag guest worker program may simply repeat the mistakes of the past.

GRASSLEY: I can’t disagree with the need for agriculture in some places needing these workers. I question, however, if we’ll be back in the same predicament if these foreign workers leave agriculture once they’re granted legalization.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

The words “spring break” brings to mind rowdy college students getting into all kinds of embarrassing and less than safe situations that they then post on their Facebook pages and shouldn’t have. But not all college students head south during spring break looking for a “good time”, which more often than not translates into trouble. Many choose to take that time and help their fellow man, such as the twenty-five WSU students who volunteered this past month with Hearts in Motion, a nonprofit organization that provides care and medical treatment in impoverished areas of the U.S. and Latin America. Hearts in Motion was founded in 1990 by a young woman who had served as a volunteer for a non-profit that provided needed surgeries for children from around the world. Her experience though showed her that in order not to traumatize the children and their families any more than they already were, the care and medical treatment should go to the children, not the other way around. Thus Hearts in Motion was born. Since then thousands of young people have used their spring breaks to reach out and help those in need.

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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