Friday, May 25th, 2018

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.