Washington farmers worry about a shortage of workers

As apple-picking season approaches in Washington, farmers are worried they don’t have enough workers to pick the harvest.(123rf)

It’s nearly apple-picking time in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Cherry season will be around for a few more weeks, and a other fruits and vegetables are maturing on branches and in fields.

“The orchards are big and beautiful,” said Dan Fazio, executive director of the Washington Farm Labor Association. “The crop looks good.”

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