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U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico

There are 6 comments on the www.publicbroadcasting.net story from Feb 12, 2008, titled U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico. In it, www.publicbroadcasting.net reports that:

Like other California vegetable growers, Larry Cox oversees hundreds of Mexican farm workers picking green onions, asparagus and cauliflower in the fertile Colorado River valley.

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“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#1 Feb 12, 2008
excerpt;
As well as tapping into an abundant source of cheap labor in Mexico, U.S. growers can avoid expensive environmental regulations demanded by states like California.

"We are basically being regulated out of business," said farmer Steve Scaroni, who moved 20 percent of his operations to Mexico's central state of Guanajuato in 2006.

Cox said he needed costly air quality permits to burn his asparagus fields in Brawley but in Mexico few eyebrows are raised when he sets fire to his fields to clean them.

"In Mexico they said,'Permits? What? You just throw a match,"' he said.

Most workers on Cox's Mexicali farm earn around $10 a day instead of the $10 an hour they could earn doing the same job north of the border. But most say they prefer being near home.

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 12, 2008
Sounds fine to me.

The mexicans can grow food and sell it here,without NAFTA interfering.

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 12, 2008
Bad thing is,that farmer won't drop his prices or raise the pay for mexican citizens.

Who's the real bad guy?

Since: Dec 07

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2008
OH my my, poor things, good riddance. These farmers don't want to obey the very laws that has given them success in this country ? Good riddance and don't let the door hit your rear ends. Their citizenship should also be revoked.
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Feb 12, 2008
TierraChild wrote:
OH my my, poor things, good riddance. These farmers don't want to obey the very laws that has given them success in this country ? Good riddance and don't let the door hit your rear ends. Their citizenship should also be revoked.
Yep, revoked and never to return after they give
up citizenship!

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 13, 2008
TierraChild wrote:
OH my my, poor things, good riddance. These farmers don't want to obey the very laws that has given them success in this country ? Good riddance and don't let the door hit your rear ends. Their citizenship should also be revoked.
Absolutely.

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