Jan 20, 2012

Immigration crackdown: Georgia and Alabama farmers unsure about crop size amid labor concerns

AP/Washington Post: "It’s unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year’s crops.

Some farmers said they might reduce the number of acres they plant or shift to less labor-intensive crops, while others are bracing for higher labor prices and have turned to new recruiting tools to attract workers." read more

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