In some cases and places, not always
"Agriculture has always required a significant workforce from abroad."
There is a program, but no one likes it
The United States does "not have a system through which growers and dairies can bring a workforce legally into the U.S."
Says Bill Nelson sold agricultural land "for home development, pocketing at least $1.4 million."
There's mooooore to story
Bill Nelson "leased land that he owned for six cows, taking advantage of an agricultural tax loophole to dodge $43,000 in taxes just last year."
Update: Labor department withdraws rules
A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."
Snail can carry parasite, but no sign it's in Fla.
Says the giant African land snail "carries human meningitis."
Expert says exactly that — but he's in minority
"A Cornell University research study concludes that ethanol generates a 29 percent energy loss, meaning it takes more than a gallon of gasoline to produce a gallon of ethanol."
Growers tax themselves to regulate their industry
"All the money the Department of Citrus has is paid for by the citrus growers. You don't save dollars by eliminating the Department of Citrus."
There's mooo-re to this story
"There's more than 100,000 people working at the Department of Agriculture. That's 1 employee for every 30 farmers."
Putnam must have a time machine we don't know about
Scott Maddox has run "losing campaigns for 3 of Florida's 4 available cabinet positions."
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