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Foreign workers needed says NS farmer


May 6, 2013
By Truro Daily News

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May 3, 2013, Great Village, NS – Homegrown horticulture products would be both less available and more expensive without temporary foreign workers to harvest the crops, a Colchester County farmer says.

“Without these people in agriculture there’s two things that are going to happen to us,” said Curtis Millen of Millen Farms. “One is in horticulture, agriculture, where you need a lot of people to work with their hands, they are not available here. Secondly, there would be no local food grown here, or there would be very little horticultural food. I’m talking apples, strawberries, anything that requires larger groups of harvest labour.” READ MORE 

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