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Fruit farm putting refugees to work (access required)

Faced with persistent labor shortages, Symms Fruit Ranch in Canyon County tapped into a new source of workers, the region’s refugee population. Partnering with local refugee resettlement agencies, the fruit farm hired 135 refugees to work during its labor-intensive cherry picking season, making up 10 percent of its labor force. More than 50 workers are still ...

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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.