Immigration Law Could Cost Georgia $391 Million

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's agricultural businesses reported a shortage of more than 11,000 workers during the early summer harvest of 2011, according to a survey conducted by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and analyzed by the University of Georgia's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development here.

The analysis does not speculate on reasons for the labor shortage, but farmers have complained that House Bill 87, the state's strict n

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