President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration and immigration reform is shaking up Washington, but it also has the agriculture industry worried about losing more labor.
Undocumented immigrants make up about half the workforce in U.S. agriculture, according to various estimates. But that pool of labor is shrinking, which could spell trouble for farms, feedlots, dairies, and meatpacking plants—particularly in a state such as Kansas, where unemployment in many counties is barely half the already tight[…]Read More »
The outcry over the Trump administration’s approach to illegal immigration has served to highlight the widening partisan gulf between most American farmers and the largely foreign workforce they employ. Read moreRead More »