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Labor issues anybody??

Lots of calls lately looking for farm labor.... Largely because the h2a visa offices are shut down over seas.  If it persists we have a big problems I am sure.  Thousands of those guys are working the midwest every year... We have many custom harvesters who won't run without them..... 

So the answer is to go out there and recruit some young US guys not in school now and needing a job..... since .................

Well that is getting to be a bigger problem every day.....

So do you have labor issues that are unique to the year?

What are you doing about them......... or are you just going to plant less acres?????

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Re: Labor issues anybody??

Watching   maria  on fox  business,  imported  anything ,  including  labor  is  going  to  endure  headwinds -  irregardless  the  pricing  structure  -  -  -  

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yes I think so too......   It was a not so nice alternative to no young people left in our community!  And the reality that our culture hates to work.....  When a family where both parents have nice jobs and have a good support "staff"... can afford to hire food prepared on a regular basis...... you more than likely will find an attitude of being underprivileged rather than fortunate to have a place in local commerce and community.

That being said----- as opposed to eating these words.   It is a great international experience and opportunity to teach caring young folks.  Guys and gals that are willing to commit to a season of long hours when the US youth don't commit for a day.  US farm labor is... here to work until someone offers them more, even if that is in the same day.  Or the first paycheck... then "not so committed".   "Man this is hard work...... "  Or   "Man tis is boring"

One thing is for sure americans work with half a brain tied behind their back...   "technology" for no good.

Man the labor department is a continual road block of regulation and condescension,  that is one department of government that is totally lost.... without purpose.

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Question is ------"Well since we are in a crisis that is dangerous....... Will our collectively stupid lifestyles (like convening congressional committees for breakfast in Italy), change for the better???"    Will we still entertain ourselves shopping?  Will we still ask the unknown to day care our kids??  Will we still go to public gatherings like fools.... Vegas, sports arena's, october fest ....  ??  Will we still send our kids daily to the ineffective learning centers of public daycare (school)??  Will we know more about food preparation??  Will we be concerned with the person preparing our food?? at the fast food counter??   Washing hands??  How to wash vegitables before serving??   Will we be more consious of how to control the ever present microbes in our lives..??  Will we understand how our imune systems work? Or how our diet and eating habits affect that imunie system??  Will we stop taking advice from a stranger with a web site?? Will our young folks grow to be great parents and teachers of lifes skills??

No.... we will continue to live long into retirement hiring someone else to raise and educate our children,  caring about ourselves most of all, like our baby boomer parents, with opinions on everything and actual mental skills so small every thing requires a google search.   And fight for the rights of our children to pick the recreational drug of choice so their lungs are primed for the next virus....  

Do we want this to last long enough for us to be better people....

Swks has its first case of the virus in the local town now that a young man -- knowingly decided to attend a pre wedding get together in KC a couple weeks ago came back to work for 7 days before having symptoms and back to work three days after that.  His employer is now closed and contacts are quarantined.... because he couldn't be inconvenienced for the common good.  It is all about me.....just like they teach in school and at home.  If were still on quarantine at c

Christmas I'll ask again.....

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