The Latino(less) South

Georgia (and other Southern states for that matter) is dealing with farm labor shortages because of recent immigration policies. The L.A. Times shares the story of Don Pedro and his efforts to help find farm workers – many of who have already fled the state. Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Agriculture reports farmers needed to fill more than 11,000 positions this year. Solution:

Meanwhile, Gov. Nathan Deal would announce that Georgia was considering a new solution to the labor shortage. Perhaps the work could be done by unemployed probationers.

 Yeah, that’ll work.