July 13, 2012
Immigration may have become a political football, but Charles Hall has another football metaphor in mind when he talks about the skilled immigrants who help put food on our tables.
Hall, the executive director of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, compares migrant workers’ conditioning to that of professional football players: “They’re in the field eight to 10 months a year, and they’re conditioned. They’re out there eight to 10 hours a day, often in 100-degree heat.”
Skilled farm workers play every position on the field, getting food to tables across America.