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@agsalesman
Name: 
Jeff
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Michigan, USA
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Fruit and grain farmer. Independent ag retailer. @beckshybrids dealer. Spartans fan. Ag policy wonk. I know Oprah. Lots of opinions.
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From @24aheaddotcom
.@KevinNR: tangible & very small step: carry forward my conversation with @agsalesman about his "need" for foreign serf labor. #tcot #ows
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RT @24AheadDotCom: .@agsalesman @AgEditor: do either of you have answers to my & @Glaivester 's #immigration questions? If not, what's that…
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.@agsalesman @AgEditor: do either of you have answers to my & @Glaivester 's #immigration questions? If not, what's that say? #tcot #ows #p2
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RT @24AheadDotCom: .@agsalesman: everyone in US already subsidizes your "cheap" labor, how about we subsidize your harvesting eqpmt instead…
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RT @24AheadDotCom: .@agsalesman: all America subsidizes farm labor. Someone making $25k/year w/ two kids in school ($20k/year) isn't paying…
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RT @24AheadDotCom: .@agsalesman: so, why don't we subsidize farm labor incrementally more: you hire Americans & we pay them a little extra.…
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From @24aheaddotcom
.@agsalesman: so, why don't we subsidize farm labor incrementally more: you hire Americans & we pay them a little extra. Your costs the same
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From @agsalesman
@24AheadDotCom second, no they won't. I was paying close to 18 dollars per hour, and had no takers. The ones that try aren't any good.
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From @agsalesman
@24AheadDotCom I have far too much at stake to put my harvest operation in the hands of unskilled workers. Harvesting fruit is an art.
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From @Glaivester
.@agsalesman @24AheadDotCom Unskilled workers can be taught. How about we subsidize training then?
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From @Glaivester
.@agsalesman @24AheadDotCom Then let's train them.
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From @Glaivester
.@agsalesman @24AheadDotCom Also, it's not as if only way to transition to more American labor is all at once.
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From @Glaivester
.@agsalesman @24AheadDotCom Nor does it have to be all or nothing; issue is not eliminating foreign labor, but encouraging more American.
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From @24aheaddotcom
.@agsalesman: all America subsidizes farm labor. Someone making $25k/year w/ two kids in school ($20k/year) isn't paying any of that. #gop
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From @agsalesman
@24AheadDotCom first off, you have no idea what you're talking about. My employees make far more than that. They, and I, pay taxes on wages
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From @24aheaddotcom
.@agsalesman: everyone in US already subsidizes your "cheap" labor, how about we subsidize your harvesting eqpmt instead? What'll that cost?
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From @agsalesman
@24AheadDotCom I'd love to know how your think you're subsidizing my labor force. We all pay our taxes.
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From @agsalesman
@24AheadDotCom furthermore, this isn't just something you fix like that...my guys don't just harvest, they trim trees, maintenance, ect
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From @Glaivester
.@agsalesman @24AheadDotCom You think farm workers are not net recipients of social services, esp. if they have families?
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@agsalesman: all America subsidizes farm labor. Someone making $25k/year w/ two kids in school ($20k/year) isn't paying any of that. #tcot

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