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Old 07-10-2009, 10:18 AM
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Ok I used Teens to Unload trucks durring Harvest.thing is they had to be at least 16 to run any equipment including Sewing Machine to sew Bags shut.All they could do was Shovel Grain and Stack Sacks of Grain.

Had couple Illegals come up there I run them off.This was in '93 I paid my help $6 an hour with Full Benifits.

To answer your question no Food prices would not go up.But field help would make minimum wages with long hours.Years ago we would contract out to Clean (Chop) Cotton Fields,$1 an hour 10 hour days.But we managed to live on it.

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Old 07-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Location: NE Nebraska
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Remember the farming end of the food chain is not the only area where illegals are hired in droves. The processing plants, especially meat processing has a lot of immigrants, legal and illegal working there. The prices of meat would go up regardless of what the wages are for Americans that take those jobs. The plant operators will say their cheap workers are gone, even if they pay the new folks the same wages. If Obama's health plan goes through, I think you'll see even more illegals replace Americans in all kind of jobs, because the business owners will not have to pay for their helath insurance.
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