The soybean and corn fields in Clark County, Ohio, are lush and green, ready for harvesting. But the pool of migrant workers in this agricultural county is declining. And farmers are worried about a shortage of workers for picking tomatoes and cucumbers as well.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services claims the number of migrant workers in the state has dropped every year since 2007, when the economy began to sour.
Farmers around the nation share the concern about a shortage of farmworkers, made worse by the failure of Congress to pass immigration reform thus far this year.