Plan Would Create Dairy Farm 'Guest Worker' Program
North country Congressman Bill Owens (D. - 21st District) is introducing legislation to create a guest worker program for immigrant workers on working illegally on dairy farms.
Some local farm owners are applauding the proposal.
Michael Kiechle, owner of Garden of Eden Farm in the town of Philadelphia, says it's hard to find local workers to milk cows, which is why the majority of his workers are immigrants.
Owens says there are thousands of immigrant dairy farm workers in New York.
Sunday, July 24, 2016, Watertown, NY
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