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‘Rotting Crops’ Call For Immigration Reform

By Jeannette | March 1, 2012

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Photo: tomylees

By: Justin Chan

Weather changes only account for part of the problem that affects agricultural output. According to Bloomberg, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned last week that immigration reforms are necessary in order to maintain a sufficient workforce and prevent crops from rotting.

“The sad reality is that crops will be raised in this country this year that may not be harvested because there simply is not the workforce,” he said. “”All of America, but especially farm country, needs comprehensive immigration reform, and we need it now.” Read More

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Farmers Worried About Crops Due to Immigration Law

By admin | September 29, 2011

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

The world of farming is about to change with the new Alabama law against illegal immigration, especially if it is put into place beyond Alabama borders. The new law, which forces illegal immigrants out of the country was partially put into effect yesterday, and as a result many Hispanic employees at farms across Alabama are fleeing the country. This of course is taking a toll on the farming community of Good Hope, Alabama, one of Alabama’s leading agricultural areas, because the majority of farm workers are illegal or legal immigrants. Read More

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