Roxana Hegeman

Government, Business

Harvesters Struggle to Recruit Foreign Crews During Pandemic

Winter wheat is harvested in a field near McCracken, Kan., in June 2018. Winter wheat is harvested in a field near McCracken, Kan., in June 2018. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Kansas harvester Mike Keimig is growing increasingly anxious about whether the foreign seasonal workers he needs to run his nine combines and drive his grain trucks will arrive in time for the start of the winter wheat harvest, which is just weeks away.

Roxana Hegeman | Associated Press
May 11, 2020