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South Ga. farmers ask Congress to make a deal on immigration reform

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South Georgia farmers are urging Congress to make a deal on immigration reform.

Bill Brim, President of Lewis Taylor Farms, says of all domestic workers he's hired in the last three years, only four are still working for him.

"The domestic workers effect the production dramatically, because they don't know first of how to pick, they didn't know... the right stuff so they pick the wrong stuff. They leave stuff on the bushes and they don't pick it right they will skip up a road to try and keep up," says Brim.

Many farmers want the federal government to expand and improve a program that provides work visas to migrant workers. They say they simply can't find enough South Georgians willing to do the field work they need.

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