Cerabino: Crops Rot as Georgia Feels Effects of Immigration Law
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
In Georgia, crops are rotting in the fields because migrant workers aren't there to pick them.
"We don't have a workforce," said Bryan Tolar, the president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, a group that represents about 700 farmers and agricultural businesses in that state. "Where are we supposed to get it?"
Wait a second. Isn't unemployment in Georgia as high as 14 percent in some farming communities?
"I think there are people here who can do it," Tolar said. "But we can't find people who will do it."