VDARE BY PATRICK CLEBURNE — If the fabric of the nation were not at risk, it would be comic. Right after A Talk Radio Listener Spots The Latest Phony “Crops Rotting In The Fields” refuted Bloomberg’s Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Work by pointing out that ample supplies of cheap Napa lettuce (the crop in question) are available, we get Dairy Farmers Say Trump’s Deportations Could Dry Up Milk Supply by Mark Niquette Bloomberg June 9, 2016
Trump’s proposal to deport undocumented immigrants and wall off the southern U.S. border has created an unexpected bastion of resistance: dairy farmers…even some dairy farmers who lean Republican are undecided or considering supporting Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in November.
One third of all U.S. dairy farms employed foreign-born workers in 2014, and half of all workers are immigrants, according to a survey by researchers at Texas A&M University commissioned by the National Milk Producers Federation in Arlington, Virginia.
A complete loss of immigrant labor could mean the elimination of more than 7,000 dairy farms and 208,000 jobs, a reduction in milk production by almost 50 billion pounds, and an increase in retail prices by 90 percent, the report found.