Despite Drought, Crops Rotting in the Field Right on Schedule
August 12, 2015, 03:37 PM
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An annual autumnal tradition here on my blog is the crops-rotting-in-the-field stories about why we’re all going to die unless farmers get to import more peasants from Latin America to work cheap for them from such farm-savvy outlets as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. It’s still summer 2015, but from today’s WSJ:
On U.S. Farms, Fewer Hands for the Harvest

Producers raise wages, enhance benefits, but a worker shortage grows with tighter border

By ILAN BRAT

Updated Aug. 12, 2015 9:03 a.m. ET

Last year, about a quarter of Biringer Farm’s strawberries and raspberries rotted in the field because it couldn’t find enough workers.[More ]

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