|Americans could learn from China|
Somehow the Chinese have managed to harvest their crops for thousands of years without importing Mexican labor.
Keep Those Borders Wide Open
- Farmers claim they can't find workers even though nearly 100 million Americans are not working and countless millions more are underemployed. If farmers can't find workers then it because they are not paying enough.
- Simply, the borders are kept open to lower wages for all businesses. No more. No less.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Faced with an urgent shortage of workers, California farmers are desperate to be heard.
“If we can’t change the way we’re doing business, we’re at risk,” said Brad Goehring, a fourth-generation wine grape grower in Lodi.
The state has been struggling with this farm labor shortage issue for years, but it’s gotten to a point where farmers are fed-up.
As harvesting season gets underway, many growers in need of workers fear they may lose their crops, and President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration orders appears to only make matters worse.
|Somehow Egyptians have managed to harvest|
their crops for thousands of years without
importing Mexican labor.
Goehring says it’s become more and more difficult to find people to do this work.
“It’s been a real struggle and it’s been increasing the last 5-6 years,” he said.
Goehring is among the growing number of agricultural businessmen in California who have tried a number of strategies to lure workers. From putting ads in the paper to offering benefits- such as health insurance and 401(k)s, Goehring has even increased pay on certain jobs up to $22 an hour.
“Really nothing seems to work when you raise your wages, the guy next door raises his—just keeps going up,” he said.
The San Joaquin Farm Bureau says California’s minimum wage going up to $15 an hour and regulations on farmworker overtime are making things even more difficult.
“People from rural Mexico are not going into farm look like they did before,” said UC Davis Professor of Agriculture J-Edward Taylor.
Taylor says more than 90 percent of our hired farm workers– come from Mexico, but we’re seeing 150,000 fewer farm workers each year.
“Young people growing up in rural Mexico are getting more education that gives them a ticket to higher paying jobs that demand more skills and provide them with more stable employment than they would get in agriculture. This is a case in which what is good news for Mexico, is bad news for CA farm work,” said Taylor.
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|Somehow Kenyans have managed to harvest their crops for thousands |
of years without importing Mexican labor.
|The Lazy American|
Congress is paid off by big and small businesses to keep the borders wide, wide open and import inexpensive foreign workers.
Meanwhile countless millions of Americans are PAID by the government to sit on their asses and do nothing.
Slave labor provides shrimp to Costco, Whole Foods and Olive Garden