Worker shortage hampers onion harvest

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
NYSSA —Kay Riley, general manager of Snake River Produce in Nyssa, can’t find enough workers.
Neither can Grant Kitamura, general manager of Baker-Murakami Produce Company in Ontario. Both men, executives of two of the county’s biggest onion packing firms, are desperate to find enough employees as the $80 million onion industry starts its harvest.
“If we were not trying to harvest we’d probably be . . .

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