"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...
"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...
"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...
"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...
"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 .
"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...
"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