The Georgia Agribusiness Council says nearly half of the farmers it surveyed don’t have enough workers to harvest their crops.
About 130 fruit and vegetable growers, cotton and peanut processors and other agricultural employers responded to a survey on labor needs.
Georgia’s continuing drought is making it tough for farmers trying to plant and water their crops. The state’s beef producers are struggling as well.
At this time of the year cattle typically eat grass growing naturally in the fields. But right now there isn’t any.
The state is looking into the farm worker shortage in South Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal is asking for a report after the industry complained there aren’t enough workers to pick the crops since the illegal immigration reform law was signed.
Georgia's ports officials say, they don't think Savannah's working port is the best place to put a temporary cruise ship terminal.
City officials are considering the possibility of a cruise ship terminal to boost tourism.
Any permanent dock would have to be near downtown.