Migrant worker shortage will impact strawberries
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:37:59 GMT —
migrant labor problem is hitting Northern Michigan, and this year it's going to be more difficult to get fresh local strawberries.
Leelanau Fruit Company in Suttons Bay plans to withdraw from the local strawberry market this summer, they're worried that not enough immigrants will migrate to the area to pick the crop.
Glenn Lacross, Leelanau Fruit Company President says it will be much easier to import strawberries from Mexico. He says the federal government is cracking down on immigration. Getting a green card or temporary work permit is a complicated process and unemployed US citizens aren't interested in the job.
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