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Hiring Locally for Farm Work Is No Cure-All
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

With migrant workers scared off by immigration crackdown, Wash. orchards desperate for pickers
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn’t forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation’s apples, say the labor... Read More

Backlog Crushes El Paso Immigration Court Docket
Posted on 9 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A shortage of immigration judges across the nation has caused a massive pileup of thousands of cases across the country. The backlog of cases hits especially hard in the Borderland where some people have to wait up to four years to go before an... Read More

Will DAPA Fuel Farm Labor Shortage?
Posted on 28 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation’s leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama’s executive action to block some 5 million... Read More

Immigration crackdowns cost Washington apple growers
Posted on 12 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees." Associated Press, Nov. 11, 2011 . Read More

Who will pick Washington's apples?
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On any given day in October, weather permitting, about 45,000 workers are needed to harvest Washington’s tree fruit. If all goes well, before the snow falls they will have picked about $1.5 billion worth of food. That’s for apples... Read More

The difference between H-2A and unauthorized farm labor
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More