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A new threat for farmers

An editorial in the Middletown Times Herald-Record makes the point that where immigration reform is concerned, there is a cost associated with doing nothing if you are one of New York’s many crop farmers.

New York farmers have more market demand than they have crops to meet it because they can’t get enough seasonal labor to pick more crops due to immigration restrictions. As a result, distributors import more fruits and vegetables, sending more money out of the country and out of local farmers’ pockets.

As the editorial points out, “farmers everywhere, have always understood that there are some forces they cannot control. Usually, the weather tops the list. This year, Congress is the culprit.
Read the complete editorial here.