Posted 3/14/2019 06:10 (#7379336 - in reply to #7379209) Subject: RE: Pioneer chooses migrants over USA for detassling
central - east central Minnesota -
MNfarmer85 - 3/13/2019 23:20 Guess they could get the labor for cheaper. Hope the migrants do a good job, don't want off-types in a field because tassels got missed! (Years ago most migrants took pride in what they did, don't know if that is still true.)
Yes, the Migrants can do it for less . . . . . they do a darned good job and better then the kids (around here at least). It was difficult finding enough local help to get the job done. Migrants had no problem getting the job done, when it needed to be done. Maybe that guy should have cut his rates and Pioneer would still be using him ? Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of local kids working like this (builds great character, vigor and experience) Don't know the story or full story, but there is more to the story . . . . . . . . . .