Southern Crop

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Immigrant-Dependent Growers Face Reality

“We work seven days a week, but that’s good,” Gonzales said after climbing down a ladder. “There’s not many people, so we have to work harder.”

 

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Immigration Reform Must Consider Labor Needs

Former U.S. Representative Charlie Stenholm teaches a class on agriculture, energy, and food policy at Tarleton State University. The article below includes views and recommendations from that class, which have been “respectfully submitted to House and Senate Ag Committees.”   Read more

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