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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Farmers: No Really Bitches, Give Us Slaves

Source: yahoo

In a slight variation on the "The Crops, My God The Crops!" phenomenon that has been so widespread in recent months NY farmers decided to up the ante...
Immigration raids crimp New York farms: lenders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aggressive enforcement of U.S. immigration laws is hurting farmers in New York state, who stand to lose $195 million over the next 2 years unless Congress creates "reasonable and effective farm worker programs," agricultural lenders said on Wednesday.
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The Farm Credit Associations of New York said dairy, fruit and vegetable production in the state suffered due to raids seeking illegal workers. It was the first estimate of losses since Congress deadlocked on immigration reform this year.

"In some cases, farmers have been unable to harvest or market crops as a result of these disruptions," the lenders said in a statement supporting immigration-law reform.

"If this continues, we conservatively estimate that New York state will lose in excess of 900 farms, $195 million in value of agricultural production and over 200,000 acres in production in agriculture over the next 24 months."
Okay let's cut away the mumbo jumbo here. These folks are running criminal enterprises, this isn't mom & pop Kettle, this is the Gambino family demanding slaves from the government.

Think criminal enterprise is harsh? They are telling us in the article that they cannot survive in business without illegal labor, which is by definition what? ILLEGAL!!
Dairy and other farms would account for the largest losses, 522 farms and $144 million in output, they said. Once out of production, the lenders said, the 200,000 acres of land was not likely to return to farm use.
Interestingly enough I spent several summers on a Dairy farm so I know a little somethin' somethin' about this. Even then Dairy was a heavily mechanized business. If dairy farms which are already heavily mechanized cannot survive without illegals, then who can? (well, of course they all can, they just don't want to.)
Up to 70 percent of U.S. farm workers, or some 500,000 people, are undocumented, by most estimates.
Here's my beef here, little Juanie don't wanna stay on the farm no more. So what these jackasses want to do is keep importing cheap labor that will run away at the first opportunity littering the countryside with it's anchorish spawn and liquoring themselves up carefully before every drive, so that they can them import more cheap labor that will scamper away first chance, rinse & repeat ad nauseum. (see Bracero program for more details on how well this has worked in the past, not!)

If they really can't survive without illegals, oh, excuse me, guests! Then maybe they shouldn't survive.

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