Labor supply tops concerns at USDA outlook forum - The Packer

Labor supply tops concerns at USDA outlook forum

02/23/2012 12:47:00 PM
Tara Schupner



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Delaware Bob    
Smyrna, Delaware  |  February, 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We sure do need comprehensive immigration reform! We have to stop paying for all the benefits the illegal get, stop schooling the illegal alien children and the anchor babies, and get these illegal aliens out of our jobs. We need more raids and more deportations! Theis is good for starters. If you are in this country ILLEGALY, you have NO RIGHT to be here. WHat is so hard to understand about that?

Bonnie    
Los Angeles  |  February, 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Our U.S. government including some Police chiefs and Sheriffs have totally gone CORRUPT! Instead of doing their job they have bent over for the Corporations and businesses! If this government could they would locate Sasquatch families in the woods and hand them driver's licenses and Social Security numbers and cater to them as the new consumers! For the love of money!

levotb    
Oakland, CA  |  February, 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

There is no national shortage of illegal alien farmworkers. The problem is, unlike in the early 50s when most of them stayed in the fields, a good portion of them are absconding to the cities and burbs where the better-condition jobs are. In other words, there's NO ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM working in the H-2A guestworker program and that's the main problem, not whether farmers "like" it or don't like it. If workers remain where they should--in the fields--there won't be a shortage. Now, in GA, due to HB 87, many fled to neighboring states. That can't be blamed on the enforcement law but can be solely blamed on the farmers who (illegally) hired them. So, how can H-2A or that horrible bill HR 2847 being pushed by RINO Lamar Smith provide "an enforcement mechanism" that works? There's truly only one way and it isn't "trust"! It's a two-word answer that's hated by the left as well as Libertarians and RINOs: ankle bracelets.

John Bowman    
California  |  February, 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Farmers in California don't want comprehensive amnesty, it didn't work in 1986, and it won't work now. All the illegals who received amnesty in 1986 soon left for construction and other jobs. Additionally another giant amnesty would lead to high population growth and consequent farmland loss as it's paved over to provide more houses and businesses for the increased population. What we want is a guest worker program that lets us hire workers when we need then, not 3 months after we need them. And ideally only allow the worker in, not their families, the families are a distraction and increase public expenses and taxes.

John Bowman    
California  |  February, 27, 2012 at 02:41 PM

Farmers in California don't want comprehensive amnesty, it didn't work in 1986, and it won't work now. All the illegals who received amnesty in 1986 soon left for construction and other jobs. Additionally another giant amnesty would lead to high population growth and consequent farmland loss as it's paved over to provide more houses and businesses for the increased population. What we want is a guest worker program that lets us hire workers when we need then, not 3 months after we need them. And ideally only allow the worker in, not their families, the families are a distraction and increase public expenses and taxes.

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