Source: Peninsula Daily News

Washington state's fields and forests are missing a key element during this fall's harvest, say two well-seasoned statesmen of agriculture. Migrant farm workers "are just not here," said Nash Huber, owner of Nash's Organic Produce, an operation that produces scores of crops on 400 acres across the Dungeness Valley.

"I know of farmers around Washington who are having tremendous problems finding help," says Roger Short, owner of Valley View Dairy in Chimacum and a member of the Washington Farm Bureau board of directors. "I know people who've lost their milking crews."

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