Fast focus: What should we do about the farm labor shortage? Use prisoners and students

February 17, 2013 

What do we do about the farm labor shortage? How about using the minimum security prisoners and make them pay for their own upkeep.

There was a time in the ages past when schools closed during harvest time to allow the children to work on the farm or in the orchards. What a concept! They received a practical education.

There was also a time in the past when parents raised enough children to make the farm work. Those days are gone. They now abort the children! And this contributes to a labor shortage.

The right immigration policy would help. However, it sure won't be the right one because politics will be involved.

-- JOHN FAULKNER, Richland

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