Alabama, US Farmers Plant Fewer Crops; Blame Immigration Crackdown for This

Latest available reports suggest that many farmers in the American state of Alabama are not very enthusiastic about sowing more produce. They fear that the increased production of tomatoes and other similar crops would rot in the fields for a consecutive year in the backdrop of labor scarcities—an end result of the clampdown recently made by the concerned state on the alleged unlawful migrants.

In this connection, an involved person was quoted as saying that he and several others like him didn’t have any alternative except to cut-down on the total area of the farm land meant for the purpose of sowing, in the backdrop of the fears that there would not be many farm workers to pick the produce. Some farmers did not have sufficient hands to harvest crops as many migrants had left the state, even as some informed the media that they fear the same thing may take place this year too.

It is really not known as to why several farmers are making big changes to their planting patterns this year. Is the law the reason behind it? Some food growers say that they aren’t making any changes whatsoever. Still, an authority on the issue claimed that this growing season is rather crucial for the farmers of Alabama close to 1,100 of who are involved with growing labor-centric products. He added at this year will show the actual state of affairs even as it will reflect the scale of labor shortages.

Meanwhile, some concerned offices reportedly observed that the law has created unending labor shortages since it was enacted during the year gone by. Apart from necessitating all job-providers to duly register with a verification system, the ruling allegedly prevents people from getting involved with key business transactions, in case they lack citizenship documents. The law in question also enables the many schools of the specific region to thoroughly scrutinize the citizenship status of their new students.

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