Lack of Workers Prove Costly to Local Producers

Texas farmers Bernie and Cynthia Thiel spent days planting, watering and nurturing their squash. Now, they are shredding those profits into the ground because they have no workers to pick the crop. After advertising on the radio and newspaper for eight weeks that they were hiring, they have only 30 workers compared to 40-50 in previous years. “We really have to do something with our immigration reform, comprehensive immigration reform, because I’m afraid if we don’t here in the next few years that there’s just not going to be any laborers hardly at all,” said Bernie. The lack of workers forced the Thiel’s to shred their squash fields of overripe crops to stop them from pulling nutrients from the ground. Read more (FOXLubbock/Fox34 News).

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