Who will pick the crops? North Olympic Peninsula farmers lament lack of migrant workers

Oct 26, 2008 Full story: www.peninsuladailynews.com 9

Washington state's fields and forests are missing a key element during this fall's harvest, say two well-seasoned statesmen of agriculture.

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Church Slave

Seattle, WA

#1 Oct 27, 2008
Can't they just send a boat across to Victoria and round up some crop pickers?

Do it at night
Harry

United States

#2 Oct 27, 2008
How about they advertise here for millions of former visa holders who forgot to go home? They're everywhere, everywhere.
Dave

Port Orchard, WA

#3 Oct 27, 2008
When I was a kid. All the young people picked the crops. Kids had to buy their own school clothes. If you wanted to buy the nice clothes and look cool, you had to work harder, pick faster.

Parents also picked crops, just to socialize with freinds and make a few extra bucks.

Keep deporting. The medical bills for ilegal aliens has made our state go broke. Its a losing situation for all tax payers. Our streets are also flooded with meth, cocaine and heroin, brought in by ilegal aliens. My kids ask me why the government allows this to happen to them ?
OUR NATIONAL FOREST ARE USED TO COOK METH.
Ricardo

La Porte, IN

#4 Oct 27, 2008
Most of their workers are standing around 7-11 and Home Depot. This is what happens when our immigration laws are not being enforced. They could raid the house on my street and find enough illegals to pick most everything in Washington.
These migrants have found it easier to pick our pockets than the crops they agreed to.
Lavender Crop

Hangzhou, China

#5 Mar 22, 2009
I LOVE lavender!

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Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#6 Mar 22, 2009

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Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#7 Mar 22, 2009

“The true Californian!”

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#8 Mar 22, 2009
California is suffering the worst drought in it's history. So I truly doubt we will have water for crops, we have no money to buy homes so we will have no construction. With our deficit we will be cutting aid to programs so I think the illegal will say bye bye to California! Californians will say Adios! We will rebuild. Americans work through things we are survivors we don't run.

“Happy”

Since: Oct 10

Holidays

#9 Jan 20, 2011
Get off your lazy azzes and pick it yourself.

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