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Specialty crop growers turn to tech solutions at GL Expo

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Specialty crop growers are eyeing how technology can cut labor needs at this year’s Great Lakes Expo.

Michigan Vegetable Council Executive Director Greg Bird tells Brownfield farmers feel defeated by the lack of improvements and rising costs that come with using the H-2A season guest worker program, the main supply of their labor, and are downsizing.

“I think we’re losing acres because it’s too expensive and so some farmers are maybe putting in solar, maybe putting in corn and soy, or selling it for development,” he shares. 

Specialty crop growers turn to tech solutions at GL Expo