Fruit, Vegetable Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Lobby – AgWeb


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Fruit, Vegetable Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Lobby
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An immigration policy focused on closing the border would shift up to 61 percent of U.S. fruit production to other countries due to domestic labor shortages, sending jobs to Mexico and other nearby competitors, according to a 2014 study commissioned by

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – NPR


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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
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Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work. How do you measure the labor intensity of crops?

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Cultivating nutrition: Fortified crops and good nutrition in the first 1000 days – Devex


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Cultivating nutrition: Fortified crops and good nutrition in the first 1000 days
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These are biofortified, betacarotene-enriched orange sweet potatoes, developed by Ugandan scientists, and being disseminated by an organization called HarvestPlus to combat Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency affects … Malnutrition during the

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4 Labor-Intensive Crops Farmers Wish They Had Robots To Harvest – NPR


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4 Labor-Intensive Crops Farmers Wish They Had Robots To Harvest
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Machines don't yet exist for these crops because there have been ample people to do the work, and because it's hard to design machines that can cut or pick the fruit or vegetables without squishing or damaging them too much. But as immigration policy

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – NPR


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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
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Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work. How do you measure the labor intensity of crops?

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – Texas Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
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At right, saffron flowers are collected in Saint Hippolyte, eastern France. … This is by no means a comprehensive list, and some of these crops are only labor intensive in certain parts of the world, because their harvest has been mechanized elsewhere.

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – Texas Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
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At left, a woman holds the saffron crocus during the saffron harvest in Herat, Afghanistan. At right, saffron flowers are collected in Saint Hippolyte, eastern France. Since the stigmas need to be picked from the flowers by hand, saffron is the world's

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – Texas Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
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At left, a woman holds the saffron crocus during the saffron harvest in Herat, Afghanistan. At right, saffron flowers are collected in Saint Hippolyte, eastern France. Since the stigmas need to be picked from the flowers by hand, saffron is the world's

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – Texas Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
Texas Public Radio
At left, a woman holds the saffron crocus during the saffron harvest in Herat, Afghanistan. At right, saffron flowers are collected in Saint Hippolyte, eastern France. Since the stigmas need to be picked from the flowers by hand, saffron is the world's

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It’s Hard Work – Texas Public Radio

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
Texas Public Radio
At left, a woman holds the saffron crocus during the saffron harvest in Herat, Afghanistan. At right, saffron flowers are collected in Saint Hippolyte, eastern France. Since the stigmas need to be picked from the flowers by hand, saffron is the world's

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