UGA SURVEY FINDS UP TO $390 MILLION LOSS ON FARM WORKER SHORTAGE

A recent University of Georgia (UGA) survey estimates Georgia’s fruit and vegetable farmers saw at least $70 million in crop losses in the spring, because of fewer people are working on Georgia’s farms, because of Georgia’s HB87 anti-immigrant law. The overall economic impact of spring crop losses could be more than $390 million, with more economic impact due to loss of rents, grocery and other shopping that the migrant workers would normally do.
Farmers reported that crops were left in fields because they had 40 percent fewer people to help out. The Georgia politicians are still pressing strong in support of HB87.

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