Tue., January 3, 2012 6:36pm
Agriculture officials surveyed 800 farmers under a provision in the immigration law. Farmers said migrant workers began leaving last spring. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said the report found that farmers had about $10 million in direct crop losses because of the law.
Mon., December 12, 2011 4:14pm
Officials at one Georgia company are hiring more staff and investing heavily in the future. That’s because its business – finding legal foreign workers for farms – is suddenly in demand.
Thu., November 17, 2011 3:56pm
Two Georgia Congressmen have proposed a bill to overhaul a federal foreign guest worker program that many farmers use. The bill comes following labor shortages during the spring harvest, and it’s designed to make the program easier to use.
Mon., May 30, 2011 9:26am
Governor Nathan Deal has asked state officials to investigate labor shortages in the agriculture industry after the state passed a law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
Fri., October 1, 2010 5:15pm
A group of state lawmakers is working on an immigration bill that is likely to mirror the controversial law passed in Arizona earlier this year. The move has advocates worried that the state’s economy could suffer.