NEWS

October
30, 2019

Idaho dairy group praises new Farm Workforce Modernization Act

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association welcomed the introduction of The Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the U.S. House of Representatives today. “This bipartisan bill would provide a great deal of certainty and stability on one of the most challenging aspects of milk production in the state — the availability of trained, experienced…

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October
30, 2019

Farm visa overhaul Simpson helped craft introduced into Congress

By NATHAN BROWN nbrown@postregister.com A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would make it easier for American farmers to hire foreign workers and let some farmworkers who are here illegally now become legal residents. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, the Republican who represents eastern Idaho in Congress, was part of the group involved…

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October
22, 2019

Chobani, Simpson endorse anti-shaming act for students who can’t pay for lunch

RYAN BLAKE rblake@magicvalley.com TWIN FALLS — A member of Idaho’s congressional delegation wants to end the systematic shaming of students who cannot pay for lunch. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, tweeted his support Monday for the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019. The bill prohibits schools participating under federal breakfast or lunch programs from stigmatizing children who are unable…

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October
18, 2019

Idaho Delegation Disappointed in Activist Judge Ruling on Sage-Grouse

Idaho Delegation released the following statements after U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill temporarily blocked the Administration’s rule that supports Idaho’s Sage Grouse management plan. “Decisions about sage grouse habitat should involve sound, peer-reviewed science and consider the collaborative efforts on the ground between federal agencies, state agencies, Idaho habitat recommendations and those living closest to the…

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