January 30, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Agriculture and Industries, Department of

Online Survey To Access Labor Shortages as a Result of Immigration Law Now Available

MONTGOMERY – In an effort to gauge current and potential labor shortages resulting from enactment of the state's immigration law, the Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) has created on-line survey for farmers, producers and agribusinesses.


AAC officials claim that participation in the survey is critical in order to provide a clear assessment of the impact the new law could have on Alabama's agricultural industry.


“I want to encourage every farmer and agribusiness in Alabama to participate in the survey. As we look for ways to address labor shortages and other issues that have arisen after passage of this new law it is essential to have actual numbers to create solutions,“ said Commissioner John McMillan of the Department of Agriculture & Industries,


A great deal of participation in this short survey will generate a good overall picture of where resources need to utilized, according to McMillan, who added that valuable input from those farmers, producers and agribusinesses affected by this law is imperative.


Please follow this link to begin the survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5j589g6gxukx9k8/start


For more information or for a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Executive Director Leigha Cauthen, lcauthen@alagribusiness.org or call 334/834-4006.



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