Farm groups to renew push for stable work force

Dec 5, 2012 Full story: WDBO-AM Orlando

Farmers who grow labor-intensive tree fruit crops must continue to be vocal about the need for comprehensive immigration reform to ensure agriculture is included in any solution for the nation's broken immigration system, several farm groups told Washington state growers at a conference Tuesday.

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#1 Dec 5, 2012
has anyone checked to see if there is adds in the payers or edd office or even craigslists for the jobs?

every time farmers in my area say this there is not local adds for help then about 14 miles away is a town that will air all the unemployed farmworkers there leaving out they will not migrate 14 miles for work.

then there is the thing where these farm workers at least here in ca are given training to get them out of farm work. or once they have an anchor they stop working .

maybe before handing out these visa's someone needs to find away to keep these folks on the farms or send them back home.
Dee Dee Dee

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#2 Dec 5, 2012
We keep hearing about the lack of farm labor yet even in Washington state where they keep saying they have a labor shortage they refuse to use the H1A program. There is not one job listed in the entire state. Even at the height of the apple season they had no job listings.

http://www.wa.gov/esd/farmworkers/h2a_jobs.ht...

If they refuse to look for workers they will not find workers.

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#3 Dec 5, 2012
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
We keep hearing about the lack of farm labor yet even in Washington state where they keep saying they have a labor shortage they refuse to use the H1A program. There is not one job listed in the entire state. Even at the height of the apple season they had no job listings.
http://www.wa.gov/esd/farmworkers/h2a_jobs.ht...
If they refuse to look for workers they will not find workers.
thats what i find every time it is said there is a worker shortage,yet it seems those in office are too lazy to do a simple search before caving or they are getting their pockets stuffed.

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