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originally posted by: queenofswords
It's all going to be automated soon anyway.
Robots Step Into New Planting, Harvesting Roles
Labor shortage spurs farmers to use robots for handling delicate tasks in the fresh-produce industry[/exwww.wsj.com...
You automatically equate "illegals" with "criminal activity?"
1. An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
2. Unlawful activity: statistics relating to violent crime.
3. A serious offense, especially one in violation of morality.
4. An unjust, senseless, or disgraceful act or condition: It's a crime to waste all that paper.
BTW, out mid west all they grow is endless Fields Corn and soybeans as far as the eye can see, Very little food we actually consume.
originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: seasonal
Yes, and when people start not getting their fruits and veggies, or when they have to pay higher prices for them, perhaps they will realize everything is not as simple as they've been told.
originally posted by: Starcrossd
a reply to: rickymouse
I agree. Skilled and manual labor are undervalued here, I don't know why. I have gone back to college and what you say is true, the graduates coming out of there have no concept of work value in the real world. Most expect waaaay too much and cannot understand that they aren't worth that much to hiring companies. The idea of doing a manual job is completely beneath them, but I for one would rather work at a job where I actually know how to make something. Wow, if I could rely on 15-20 an hour picking crops - sign me up right now!