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Response to jody (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:52 PM

20. Despite what you might think, we do have everything from grapes to orchards here.

Most people here, grow more than one crop, it's not only better for the soil, it allows different planting and harvest seasons, requiring fewer employees, but steadier work.

Many of the temporary workers, have other full-time jobs, it's just extra money for them. While some of the others jump from farmer to farmer, because not everyone harvests at the same time. I also know farmers, that work for other farmers.

Rather than letting it rot, why don't they get groups of teenagers to harvest the fields on the weekends? They used to do that during the summer, when the corn needed to be de-tasseled, and it paid above minimum wage.

The people that are complaining have gotten away with cheap labor for so long, they seem to feel entitled to exploit others.

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