This week on The Farm Report, co-hosts Challey Comer and Maria Rojas are joined by Sarah Gray Miller, the Editor-In-Chief of Modern Farmer, to discuss an article from the magazine’s most recent issue titled “The High Cost of Cheap Labor.” New immigration orders will greatly impact the food world, and this piece is an in-depth look at the facts and history of farm workers in the U.S., as well as a frank discussion with farmers that these policies affect.

USA, California, Pope Valley, the evening dinner for Seed Matters at the Clif Family Farm, portrait of Sarah Gray Miller

USA, California, Pope Valley, the evening dinner for Seed Matters at the Clif Family Farm, portrait of Sarah Gray Miller

“Even the most conservative figure says that half of all field workers in this country are undocumented, at least 70% are immigrants. So obviously, if we build a wall, if we deport everyone, we’re gonna have a real problem.” – Sarah Gray Miller