Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws

There are 4 comments on the The Curious Capitalist story from Sep 21, 2012, titled Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws. In it, The Curious Capitalist reports that:

A migrant worker harvests watermelon from an irrigated farm field in a drought-stricken region of Indiana on July 18, 2012 near Vincennes, Ind.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Curious Capitalist.

Whatever

Omaha, NE

#1 Sep 21, 2012
There are between 12 and 20 million illegals here. This blame game is baloney!
Pug

Justice, IL

#2 Sep 21, 2012
ROFLMAO, who writes these articles?
Pug

Justice, IL

#3 Sep 21, 2012
Corn
The average corn yield in the U.S. declined by 0.6 bushels per acre to 122.8 bushels per acre, a slowdown from the 22.6 bushel reduction last month. The USDA’s yield estimate was well above the market expectation of 120.5 bushels per acre.
U.S. 2012/13 corn production was forecasted down 52 million bushels due to continued drought across the Corn Belt. Part of the decrease in production and yield was offset by increases and an early harvest in southern states.
Higher feed and residual disappearance for 2012/13 resulted in corn use increasing by 25 million bushels this month. U.S. 2012/13 exports were decreased by 50 million bushels due to competition from South America. Corn season-average farm price has been lowered $0.30 on both ends of the range to $7.20-$8.60 per bushel.
Ending corn stocks for 2012/13 were estimated at 733 million bushels, an 83 million bushel increase from August, and substantially higher than analysts’ estimate of 592 million bushels.
This with a record drought
ronnie

Kaysville, UT

#4 Sep 21, 2012
Mexicans won't pick crops anymore. We only need a few compared to how it was before machinery started doing the work. This country has plenty of food. The Mexicans take it for free these days through EBT. They do not pick crops... That's a lie.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Harvest Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News On Native GroundTURNING Waste Into Energy in Ve... (Sep '11) Oct '11 Stardust 138
News Hush! Frito-Lay to pull noisy SunChips bags (Oct '10) Oct '10 Michael Ratcliffe 3
More from around the web