Georgians Testify on Farm Labor Issues
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
A Georgia blueberry producer, along with the state’s commissioner of agriculture, was among those testifying before the U.S. Senate in October about immigration enforcement and farm labor.
The hearing, billed as a discussion of “America’s Agriculture Labor Crisis: Enacting a Practical Solution,” was called by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.
A farm labor shortage was reported in Georgia this year after the state’s legislature passed a new law cracking down on illegal immigration. This shortage, said Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, shows the need for a new or expanded guest worker program for migrant workers.
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