Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Reality Check: Missouri & Kansas Farms Still Depend On Illegal Immigration



A note for balance and because TKC can't really hate on anybody trying to make a buck . . . Fact is, for all the talk about the Conservative rural vote . . . The Heartland workforce has ALWAYS been diverse and exceptionally liberal when it comes to regulation . . . Moreover, BIG AGRA doesn't plan on spending the money to change their reliance on migrants and most people would rather do meth than farm work.

Here's a progressive take on a labor issues that speaks more to expediency than partisan hackery. Checkit:

In Kansas and Missouri, Immigrants are Rooted in the Agriculture Workforce

Main question:

For years, immigrant workers have been a deeply rooted part of the agriculture industry in Kansas in Missouri. How will – or will – immigration reform affect the agricultural labor force?

Take a look:



You decide . . . . . .

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meh, most Trumpers don't know how agricultural works because their President hasn't worked a day in his life.

They think food is grown in the back of the grocery store.

Anonymous said...

^^True dat, and most Trumpkins don't work anyway. Lazy bastards!

Super Dave said...

You don't have to look back too many years to see that Mexicans were a super minority group in the area of farm workers in Missouri or Kansas. Now days they are a majority of the workers and its due to the lack of young men and high school kids now days thinking they are too good to work a few years on the farm. I remember a time when high school kids in the summer would almost fight one another for haying and farm jobs in the rural areas. Not anymore will you or they think they should be paid $2 per bale to buck them. A local cattle operation in northern Miami county has a workforce that's totally workers from Mexico and further south now as that is all they can find who will work for them. Kids now days I guess hate seeing a little cow shit on their boots. Cattle operations now days are done on four wheelers and with tractors that have air condition/heated cabs so in short not a whole lot of physical labor is involved. The pay is better almost in line as what Amazon pays while better than what a lot of lawn mowing crews make per hour. Some of these outfits also throw in a place to live for free and most I have seen are not to shabby dorm style living.

Anonymous said...

^^^That's because they're godless communists supporting Putin and believe in "from each according to their ability to each according to their needs," and they have no ability.

Anonymous said...

8:25 you are so stupid, in fact you're so stupid you have to be a democrat.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. What in the world do you know about work??lol

Anonymous said...

8:35 was meant to respond to 8:03.

Anonymous said...

Right on @8:03 - hell Jimmy Carter is old AF and the guy puts in probably put in more physical labor in the last two years than Trump has in his whole life. Yet, blue collar guys love Trump as if he's one of them.

Anonymous said...

8:49: Oh, Trump works his mouth a lot and puts his attorneys to good use in all his bankruptcy filings.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how stupid you posters are that are talking about Jimmy Carter nice guy but was stupid as hell. Trump has brought unemployment to the lowest it's been in 50 YRS and people are making better money because of more jobs and you people are bitching? Trump was helping hurricane victims before he became President while Obama was out playing golf, and you are accusing him of not working. He went to visit unemployed miners and even gave money out of his own pocket to help them while Obama was out funding Iran and terrorists tell us our jobs were gone. And you are bitching? Trump didn't get to where he was before he became President by not working. Blue collar guys love Trump because he put them back to work! I can't believe how ignorant you liberals are you have no clue what is going on.

Anonymous said...

^^All bullshit, lies, and Faux News talking points. Trump NEVER ever help hurricane victims...except for throwing them paper towels. Trump has golfed more than very president and has only been in office almost three years. Trump got to where he was by squandering almost all of daddy's money. In real estate which makes him really, really dumb! Blue collar guys like Trump because he's fat, stupid, racist and lazy like they are. There. Fixed it for you.

Anonymous said...

Is the question about "big ag" depressing wages or consumers not willing to pay higher prices? Liberals buying their organic strawberries at Whole Foods or Trader Joes will need to eventually realize that their cheap strawberries are at the expense of illegal immigrants. It's been going on for decades. Democrats are complicit in creating an underclass of migrant workers who live in the shadows with depressed wages, no rights, and victimization from the border to their jobs. Convenient to the liberals saying "open borders are great". A sane immigration policy is the most compassionate way of treating our citizens and those wishing to come here. This isn't about skin color - it's about compassion.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Wake up Chimpy! Don't be a lazy monkey! Perform for us! Lol

Anonymous said...

8:58 has to be some parody type account or something. No way anyone believes that bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Nah, 8:58's reciting the numbers the alt-Right is tossing around - same stunt Reagan pulled in order to claim lower unemployment, back then they changed the counting method to say that "if your unemployment ran out, you were no longer unemployed", now they've changed it to "if you haven't found a job in a month and a half, you're no longer unemployed".

Actual unemployment numbers are about where they were when Trump took office, maybe worse due to manufacturing plant and small business closures.

Anonymous said...

9:06, want to know what i have in common with blue collar guys? If you call me a crazy asshole, not only am i not going to apologize, i am going to act like a bigger, crazier asshole.

Anonymous said...

^^^ I think this is Trump's mantra and appeal. Finally, a voice for the asshole, loudmouth, douchebag.....in the WH no less. Yay.

Anonymous said...

3:02 of course it's trump appeal, b/c not only can you not do anything about it, if someone actually posed a topic or policy that you tried to debate, you'd lose.

Anonymous said...

3:02 needs a free vacay to Syria.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in how 3:02 feels about women's Great Underwear Debate. Amazing what women can do when they band together. A lot of men are not going to give a shit about your opinion until you ladies put together a vertically integrated crew of all women and build your own shopping mall.

Anonymous said...

and roofing, siding, painting, construction, landscaping, food service, hotels ..

And lots of other such businesses owned by wealthy white people who hypocritically complain about “Mexicans” and voted fir Trump but hire them because they are too cheap and greedy to pay a living wage.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats just want to replace the cotton pickers with the Mexicans to try to keep them in power.

Anonymous said...

^^^And you just want someone to talk to. You’re so lonely. Your post is why your family and friends hate you.

Anonymous said...

You can tell who the underachievers are. Blaming a president for their lack of work . Dress up as your aunt Michelle and tape your dick to your leg. YOu go girl, you deserve the best for lacking achievement.

Anonymous said...

To the fucktard that always posts with 'Chimpy" in all of his posts- I bet you have ass sex with the fucktard that always posts the Comment "Weird" in of of his posts! you two ass fuckers are two peas in a gay pod!

Anonymous said...

And yet he doesn't--at least not yet. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Neither our farm or our neighbor's farms employ illegal immigrants. We do all the labor ourselves. Our family's own labor for generations have sustained our growing farm over the generations. Another Democrat / CNN lie. I doubt if a Democrat presidential candidate or Cuomo / Anderson of CNN have ever been on a farm or for that matter done manual labor in their life.

Now if you go to a feed lot where there are thousands of cattle or hogs housed in unsanitary conditions, you may find illegal immigrants there as certain corporations are undercutting American multi generation farmers with illegal immigrant labor and substandard wages.