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Shortage of ag labor not just an American problem

Shortage of ag labor not just an American problem

A common worry among farmers in California, Florida, Texas, Michigan and elsewhere is that they won’t have enough migrant labor for their fruit and vegetable harvests. Some years they are downright desperate for help. Worse yet, the future of migrant labor is uncertain because immigration law needs reform.

Farmers used to be criticized for not hiring the unemployed. This isn’t so much the case anymore.

The public has come to understand that ...




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