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Get ready for more expensive food   Economy & Healthcare

Started Aug-9 by DigYourGig; 155 views.
DigYourGig
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From: DigYourGig

Aug-9

Vegetable prices may be going up soon, as a shortage of migrant workers is resulting in lost crops in California.

Farmers say they're having trouble hiring enough people to work during harvest season, causing some crops to rot before they can be picked. Already, the situation has triggered losses of more than $13 million in two California counties alone, according to NBC News.

The ongoing battle about U.S. immigration policies is blamed for the shortage. The vast majority of California's farm workers are foreign born, with many coming from Mexico. However, the PEW Research Center reports more Mexicans are leaving the U.S. than coming here.

Yuo do not follow this comment "The vast majority of California's farm workers are foreign born, with many coming from Mexico" with anything that indicates they are not illegals or are indeed legals on permits.  One can be a bracero or Hispanic heritage farm worker and many are, that are perfectly legal American borns but are stuck in the migrant worker dilemma of not being able to break the cycle.  A similar thing happens to huge numbers in inner city areas and other pockets of near abject poverty in rural America, no ladder or way out so the situation remains.

DigYourGig
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From: DigYourGig

Aug-9

Read the links. These are legal immigrants who are leaving.

BlueMoon67

From: BlueMoon67

Aug-9

California has tried to welcome immigrants in light of the hatred spewed at them from ignoramuses who don't understand their value in our economy. This will not only affect Californians, but everyone else who buys what California produces. 

California's farms produces more than 400 commodities and two-thirds of the nation's fruits and nuts. California is also the sole producer of the following crops: almonds, figs, olives, peaches, artichokes, kiwifruit, dates, pomegranates, raisins, sweet rice, pistachios, plums, and walnuts. 

So, everyone is going to pay the price for this, regardless of their beliefs. 

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/27/california-farms-produce-a-lot-of-food-but-what-and-how-much-might-surprise-you/ 

DigYourGig
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From: DigYourGig

Aug-9

And now Trump wants to cut LEGAL immigration by 50%, which will make this problem worse.

BlueMoon67

From: BlueMoon67

Aug-10

We actually need immigrants for a number of reasons, but as always, the Repubs are very short-sighted, narrow-minded, and ignorant of the consequences of such actions. 

DigYourGig
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From: DigYourGig

Aug-10

Their philosophy requires getting people to follow them by banding together against an "enemy."

BlueMoon67

From: BlueMoon67

Aug-10

If they didn't have anyone to hate, they wouldn't have anything to do. 

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