So we can all become even more dependent on produce being
shipped all around the globe rather than supporting local agriculture…
great. Link to NPR Story
Farmers may change their crops due to the shortage of immigrant labor. Of all crops, fresh fruits and vegetables are the most labor intensive. Lettuce, strawberries and broccoli all have to be picked by hand. In Arizona, one farmer passes on chili peppers to plant corn, which is harvested by machine.