Sunday, February 24, 2019

In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts


Photo courtesy of City of Gilroy website


This NPR report shows the mixed results for agriculture of the Trump administration's support on tariffs on foreign products and crackdown on immigrants.  In Gilroy, California, known as "The Garlic Capital of the World," tariffs on Chinese garlic has helped local garlic growers while tough immigration enforcement has led to labor scarcity.  One garlic packager "wonders: If enough people get deported, who's going to harvest all that garlic?"


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