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Farm Credit Associations of New York, an organization of agricultural lenders, predicted that 900 New York farmers will go out of business in the next two years, representing a $195 million loss in production unless the federal government finds a way to let foreign workers in legally.

Many of the estimated 1.5 million undocumented farm workers nationwide have sought citizenship or legal alien worker status, but it can take years to process their requests or grant extensions to legal permits.



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