Larry Jones 
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Posted by Larry Jones on 10/01/2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Idaho Ag, Faith Leaders Pushing Congress For Renewed Immigration Reform Effort

One part of the information given but not reported on was that many, many Ag jobs go unfilled because US workers won't take them...too hard? too hot? too common? If Ag jobs go unfilled, then crop yields and varieties will have to come down because the farmers and their families can only stretch their personal efforts so far. Supply and demand means that you will be paying more at the checkstand because of shortages. Check out the State of Georgia's story...they ran all the undocumented workers out of the state, then couldn't harvest their famous peach crop. Shot themselves in the proverbial foot. People said they should change to a more mechanized crop, like peanuts. I don't know about you, but Peach Cobbler sounds a whole lot more appetizing to me than Peanut Cobbler. Even undocumented workers spend their cash in local stores and gas stations. Wouldn't it be more productive all around to formulate a licensed guest worker program, fill all the Ag jobs, pay wages openly, collect taxes, and take the fear out of ever moment in their lives. We can keep talking about a reasonable pathway to citizenship with penalties for unlawful entry, etc. (NOT to be misinterpreted as blanket amnesty.) Let's start somewhere with a part of the problem that is and will continue to hurt every consumer in their pocketbook. Makes sense to me!

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Posted by Larry Jones on 05/14/2014 at 1:35 PM

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