According to the report, farmers are having trouble finding workers because of the recent immigration crackdown. Research shows that the vast majority of the area’s farm workers are migrants from Mexico, and with them leaving the country faster than they are coming, farmers can’t find anyone else to do the work.
The issue could soon mean that vegetable prices for consumers will rise as farmers attempt to recoup losses.
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.