Tag Archives: migrant workers

Georgia farms again face uncertain labor situation

The problem of finding enough workers to pick fruits and vegetables continues to overhang Georgia’s farming industry . . .

Tags: farmers , Gary Black , Georgia Agribusiness Council , Georgia Farm Bureau , migrant workers , Terry England

A rancid harvest for Georgia’s farmers

The agriculture and hospitality industries, two of the biggest employers in Georgia, suffered major economic damage this year from the implementation of the state’s controversial immigration law . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: employee verification , farm industry , Georgia Restaurant Association , immigrant status , labor shortages , migrant workers

Labor issue is front and center at Farm Bureau convention

At the Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual convention, the talk is of how farmers can find enough migrant workers to harvest their crops . . .

Tags: Georgia Farm Bureau , immigration law , Jack Kingston , Lynn Westmoreland , Matt Ramsey , migrant workers , Nathan Deal

Farms, restaurants still report labor shortages

State senators hear discouraging reports from business groups about the impact of HB 87, Georgia’s controversial immigration law . . .

Tags: Charles Hall , Curt Thompson , farm groups , Georgia Restaurant Association , HB 87 , immigration law , Karen Bremer , migrant workers

Farm labor proposal ‘just doesn’t work,’ grower rep says

One of Georgia’s largest agricultural organizations tells state lawmakers that a proposal to use probationers in place of absent migrant workers to harvest crops has not worked out . . .

Tags: Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association , Georgia Restaurant Association , HB 87 , immigration , migrant workers

Deal’s letter shows how positions have shifted on immigration

Some of the politicians who want to take stern measures against undocumented immigrant workers didn’t always take such a hard-nosed stance . . .

Tags: Georgia farmers , immigration , Lamar Smith , migrant workers , Nathan Deal , Saxby Chambliss

Political Notes – How does it feel to be thrown under the bus?

In an example of the pot calling the kettle black, former governor Sonny Perdue chides his successor, Nathan Deal, for signing an immigration bill that scared away migrant workers . . .

Tags: immigration law , migrant workers , Nathan Deal , Sonny Perdue

Farm survey says 46 percent have labor shortages

A new survey from the Georgia Agribusiness Council indicates that nearly half of the state’s farms and related businesses are experiencing labor shortages, in large part because the new immigration law is driving off migrant workers . . .

Tags: Georgia Agribusiness Council , immigration law , labor shortages , migrant workers , Nathan Deal

Farm worker shortages attributed to immigration law

Georgia’s new immigration law appears to have had a negative impact on the migrant labor force available for farm work . . .

Tags: crop harvest , immigration law , migrant workers

Political Notes – More bad news for Georgia’s farmers

Facing the possible loss of farm workers from the enactment of the new immigration law, Georgia’s farmers will also have to cope with drought conditions . . .

Tags: Drought , farmers , immigration law , migrant workers