Farmers face labor shortages in the fields

Sep 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Visalia Times-Delta

With the harvest in full swing on the West Coast, farmers in California and other states say they can't find enough people to pick high value crops such as grapes, peppers, apples and pears.

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Invest in machines...they don't take dumps on the crops!
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Even after raising the wages the chubby locals wouldn't do it because it's easier to be on unemployment and food stamps.You guys just wanna be in your a/c rooms watching tv and nagging about illegals that actually built your homes,picked your food,cared your garden/pool,washed your cars and serve you at your local taco joint.REALLY?!!Get a life and a little common sense xenophobic people!
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Sep 26, 2013
 
We should have puercoricans pick the crop instead..... No wait that wouldn't work!!!! They would walk around with cucumbers up their CULO. LOL......

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aswarupa wrote:
Even after raising the wages the chubby locals wouldn't do it because it's easier to be on unemployment and food stamps.You guys just wanna be in your a/c rooms watching tv and nagging about illegals that actually built your homes,picked your food,cared your garden/pool,washed your cars and serve you at your local taco joint.REALLY?!!Get a life and a little common sense xenophobic people!
Not exactly. We wash our own vehicles, grow our own vegetables, no illegals built our house, we do our own yards, and sure don't go to the local taco joint. God only knows where their hands have been, besides digging in the taxpayers' pockets.

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teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Not exactly. We wash our own vehicles, grow our own vegetables, no illegals built our house, we do our own yards, and sure don't go to the local taco joint. God only knows where their hands have been, besides digging in the taxpayers' pockets.
Haven't seen the inside of a taco joint in 15 years. I grow my own veggies and fruit, and only hire Americans to do work I can't do myself.
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<quoted text>Not exactly. We wash our own vehicles, grow our own vegetables, no illegals built our house, we do our own yards, and sure don't go to the local taco joint. God only knows where their hands have been, besides digging in the taxpayers' pockets.
"god"??? Maybe you talking about your stupid "god" the "god" of ignorance. You are far to know about the real god.

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teddyr4me wrote:
Invest in machines...they don't take dumps on the crops!
Yea they just dump petroleum based oils on our crops. Who cares... a little motor oil spill in our crops could not be as bad as human fertilizer.

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teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Not exactly. We wash our own vehicles, grow our own vegetables, no illegals built our house, we do our own yards, and sure don't go to the local taco joint. God only knows where their hands have been, besides digging in the taxpayers' pockets.
U don't goto the local taco joint? So where do you go? The local klansmen hotdog joint? God only knows that the white man is pure and always cleans their hands before they make your food.... right?

And you wonder why some call you a racist/bigot/bla bla bla.

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Try raising the wages until people pick the crops.
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And DONT EVEN think of giving citizenship just to get cheap crop pickers.
Republicans would never stand for that as they oppose minimum wage laws.

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U don't goto the local taco joint? So where do you go? The local klansmen hotdog joint? God only knows that the white man is pure and always cleans their hands before they make your food.... right?
And you wonder why some call you a racist/bigot/bla bla bla.
I prefer to cook my own meals...after all these years of practice, I am pretty good at it. Rico, you know better, so stop following the crowd.

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<quoted text>I prefer to cook my own meals...after all these years of practice, I am pretty good at it. Rico, you know better, so stop following the crowd.
I'm the same way. I prefer to cook my own food. Now when I'm out and about I have no fear of eating food prepared by others and if these so-called "dirty people" who prepare our foods were really that dirty... out nation would have an epidemic of food born illnesses and that's simply not the case so ease up on the fear mongering.
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Rico from East Los II wrote:
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I'm the same way. I prefer to cook my own food. Now when I'm out and about I have no fear of eating food prepared by others and if these so-called "dirty people" who prepare our foods were really that dirty... out nation would have an epidemic of food born illnesses and that's simply not the case so ease up on the fear mongering.
You just seem to really like dirty things don't you ?

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Rico from East Los II wrote:
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I'm the same way. I prefer to cook my own food. Now when I'm out and about I have no fear of eating food prepared by others and if these so-called "dirty people" who prepare our foods were really that dirty... out nation would have an epidemic of food born illnesses and that's simply not the case so ease up on the fear mongering.
Come on, rico. None of us knows what goes on in the kitchen with legal or illegal workers for that matter. My kids' friends used to tell some stories about what some people did to the food in the kitchens...it's enough to make one prefer to remain at home eating ones' own cooking. Truly, no restaurant is safe from foolish people in the kitchen. Think about the folks who have a cold, who accidentally sneeze on the food...it happens. Heck, I carry hand sanitizer every place I go.
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teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Not exactly. We wash our own vehicles, grow our own vegetables, no illegals built our house, we do our own yards, and sure don't go to the local taco joint. God only knows where their hands have been, besides digging in the taxpayers' pockets.
Then consider yourself lucky and the minority but the fact is that your great country became what it is based on cheap labor since its beginning.From the first Europeans to the slaves,asians an so on now is the time for the Spanish people to keep maintaining the status quo of the capitalist society at,of course,the minimum cost possible since the aforementioned ethnic groups won't take that crap no more!So deal with it or move to Antarctica or something...

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Then consider yourself lucky and the minority but the fact is that your great country became what it is based on cheap labor since its beginning.From the first Europeans to the slaves,asians an so on now is the time for the Spanish people to keep maintaining the status quo of the capitalist society at,of course,the minimum cost possible since the aforementioned ethnic groups won't take that crap no more!So deal with it or move to Antarctica or something...
I and my family have no plans to go anywhere. Don't be so sure about the clout of illegals, as there are many out of work Americans who are the ones who are about to implode from the treatment they have received.
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That's is my point.If there are so many Americans looking for work and at the same time there is shortage of laborers in the fields WHY are they not applying for that??Because they can't do it!So be happy the illegals are doing it for you guys unless you wanna pay $20 for a bag of apples!

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