Doug Richards spoke with some Georgia farmers who say they will make adjustments to next year’s crops.
Planting time forces Stanley to gamble on how much labor he’ll have next spring, and he’s betting low. He’s planting 1,000 acres of Vidalia onions between now and the end of December — 200 acres less than he planted a year ago.
“I don’t want to plant extra onions and not be able to get ’em harvested,” Stanley said.
Stanley says he’s also going to use H2A next spring even though he and other farmers have long complained it’s mired in bureaucratic red tape and costly to use.
“You almost have to have your own Human Resources department to process the paperwork with H2A,” Hall said. “It’s a massive amount of paperwork.”
Hopefully Congressman Kingston and Westmoreland will be able toease the burden H-2A places on farmers