North Carolina Farms Grapple with Labor Shortages

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North Carolina farmers are growing more reliant on foreign labor as they scramble to find workers and provide agricultural products at a competitive rate at a time when Americans are facing spiraling costs at grocery stores.

In a recent article, the below group of experts provide an assessment on the supply of agricultural labor in North Carolina.

  • Alejandro Gutierrez-Li, NC State assistant professor and extension specialist
  • Jackie Thompson, tobacco grower and owner of J&J Thompson Farms
  • Shawn Harding, NC Farm Bureau president
  • Lee Wicker, deputy director of the NC Growers Association
  • Sandy Stewart, assistant commissioner of agricultural services at the NCDA&CS

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