Citing Immigrant Labor Shortage, Alabama Farmers Reduce Planting

Citing Immigrant Labor Shortage, Alabama Farmers Reduce Planting

"Some Alabama farmers say they are planting less produce rather than risk having tomatoes and other crops rot in the fields a second straight year because of labor shortages linked to the state's crackdown on illegal immigration.  Keith Dickie said he and other growers in the heart of Alabama's tomato country didn't have any choice but to reduce acreage amid fears there won't be enough workers to pick the delicate fruit." - Associated Press, May 13, 2012.