Is this a joke? Probably not. The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a resolution Thursday asking Congress to expand the federal agricultural guest worker program. The resolution passed 53-0 Thursday was sponsored by a half dozen GOP senators.
More than 500 farmers surveyed recently by the state Department of Agriculture reporting losses of about $10 million in 2011 because of labor shortages.
This is after they enacted HB87, scared away all the immigrant farm workers from coming to Georgia, and now they complain that they can’t find enough migrant workers to harvest their crops. What they really need to do is rescind HB87 if they want to do something about the farm worker shortage in the state.