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Labor-Starved Pear Farmers Buckle Under Bumper Crop

Labor-Starved Pear Farmers Buckle Under Bumper Crop

| October 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

The majority of the nation’s pears grow in the Pacific Northwest, and this year’s harvest is predicted to be one of the largest in history. But farmers are facing a shortfall that’s been plaguing many agricultural industries: not enough workers to pick the fruit.

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