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Labor-Starved Pear Farmers Buckle Under Bumper Crop

NPR | Oct. 7, 2013 10:12 a.m.

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Deena Prichep

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The Pacific Northwest grows the majority of the nation’s pears, and they’re predicted to have the third-largest harvest in history. But they’re facing a shortfall that’s been plaguing many agricultural industries - not enough workers to pick the fruit.

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