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U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat

REUTERS, JULY 2, 2020 CHICAGO – The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others to run machines that bring in the crop. As combines work their way north from the Southern Plains of Texas and Oklahoma, farmers …

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