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Why is it that most american citizens chooses not to work in the "fields" and "groves" of the U.S.A?

Is it possible to experience the "american dream" doing this for a living? Would america starve to death or buy more expensive, imported fruits and vegetables? Is this type of work for desperate people? Shed some light on the real reasons?

Asked By: dee - 7/28/2010
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Well, as someone who DOES work the fields, groves and vineyards... It's DAMNED difficult and ugly work !! I can't find any of the local kids willing to work for $10/hour, so I hire 4 LEGAL migrant workers (a family I've hired for the last decade) at various times of the year to help me. I pay THEM $12 an hour per... More
Answered By: mariner31 - 7/28/2010
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Because ranchers can hire illegal slaves to work for pennies on the dollar and most US Citizens can read, write and apply to work at Wal-Mart
Answered By: Sergio - 7/28/2010
 
People don't want to be farmers because its hard to make a solid living because you are constantly at war with the weather. Plus most people don't want to work hard like that all day. Plus farmers today can plant and harvest huge amounts of crops due to technological advances so its not necessary for the majority of... More
Answered By: David the Gnome - 7/28/2010
 
It's a fairly simple concept that doesn't really need any light shed on it. Why would a farmer hire an American for minimum wage when they can hire an illegal fore less? It's all about money.
Answered By: AW - 7/28/2010
 
Because they don't want to... More
Answered By: Don't hate me, I am not racist - 7/28/2010
 
They will. Once the illegals get the hell out, those jobs will be open. If we STOP EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS and it comes down to picking fruit or living in a mud hut and spearing squirrels for food, I guarantee they will be out there picking fruit.
Answered By: Lord Fancy Pants - 7/28/2010
 
Here is the way that it would work. Grower of fruits and veggies would have to pay more to have them picked, but the Americans who would be picking them would be making a living wage and not be supported by the giverment. The giverment would not require as much in taxes, so the rest of us could afford to pay more for... More
Answered By: Veritatis - 7/28/2010
 
Someone once said the a job, any job is nothing but work.
Answered By: quipman - 7/28/2010
 
I live in WA in an agricultural area, and I've known many American citizens that worked out in the fields for years, but were let go and replaced by i****************s that took less pay. with such little pay it would be hard to live the rich life, but the American dream is all about having the free option to do what... More
Answered By: Niki - 7/28/2010
 
There are some that do. and some that don't who do you think owns em? A lot of people dont have reason to but i hera hey have great benefits.
Answered By: Amanda - 7/28/2010
 
The only reason the pay is low is because they can find illegals willing to work for it. $4 an hour an excellent wage in Mexico... More
Answered By: USAFisnumber1 - 7/28/2010
 
They would strain the economy buying imported fruits/vegetables... More
Answered By: got2be_soy - 7/29/2010
 
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