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.
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-- JOHN FAULKNER, Richland