Immigration regulation stalls expansion of healthy crops, growers say

05/15/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Farmers such as Newport, Ark.-based Bill Landreth would like to produce more healthy fruits and vegetables to feed growing demand from produce buyers looking to hedge against weather-related crop failures and locavores seeking new sources of homegrown food, but current immigration laws make it too difficult to find all the workers needed to plant and harvest the labor-intensive crops. Groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation are keeping a keen eye on Congress as it debates an immigration bill that could include an expanded guest-worker program for the agriculture industry.

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