Hard workers being lost

posted July 10, 2017 10:35 a.m. (CDT)
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To the editor:

The June 21 edition of The Country Today covered a hot topic on Page 6C, that being the issues of Hispanic farm workers on Wisconsin dairy farms.

In one way I was glad the family was returning to Mexico to reconnect with family. The children need to meet their grandparents and cherish their roots.

On the other hand, farm owners are now missing dedicated, valuable employees.

This issue needs solving not only in Washington, D.C., but on each farm, within dairy organizations and/​or in the affected communities. What has been done to guide and problem solve on the farm to help these valuable employees remain here legally?

If these workers are so valuable and will be so missed, help each worker hired to get on a legal path to be able to work on our farms. Be it money, English as a Second Language classes on the farm, or just helping to fill in the blanks on forms and paperwork ... JUST HELP!

Chris Slauson


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