Hiring Locally for Farm Work Is No Cure-All

"How can there be a labor shortage when nearly one out of every 11 people in the nation are unemployed? That’s the question John Harold asked himself last winter when he was trying to figure out how much help he would need to harvest the corn and onions on his 1,000-acre farm here in western...

The difference between H-2A and unauthorized farm labor

"For every bucket of sweet potatoes Pablo picks at a farm in this eastern North Carolina community, he gets 40 cents. At that rate he'll need to pick and haul 3,750 buckets to eclipse the $1,500 he paid to a coyote - a term for someone who helps undocumented immigrants cross the U.S....