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Shortage Of Workers Hampers Chili Harvest In New Mexico

Oct 13, 2013 (All Things Considered) — Southern New Mexico is America's iconic home of chili harvesting and production. But production is a fraction of what's produced in India and China -- countries with large pools of labor. Still, in the fall, New Mexico farmers need hundreds of workers to handpick their crops. Even paying $14 an hour, they can't find enough help.

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