WSJ story on how 1/4 of second-biggest crop ever of Washington State apples is going to rot on the tree/ground due to a severe shortage of immigrant labor. Compounding the insult, the apple crops elsewhere in the nation are dramatically down this year due to drought conditions, so the nation's is really screwing itself on an agricultural bright spot this year thanks to our inspired national crackdown on illegal immigration.
Apples are Washington's top ag produce earner: $7B supporting 60k permannent jobs in the ag sector.
But it doesn't work without the access to seasonal farm workers....
Yes, they have tried with prison labor in the past. Turns out prisoners don't work very hard - go figure.
Damn (lack of) illegal immigrants are ruining this country!