As the Trump Administration Targets Undocumented Workers, Key Louisiana Industries Could Suffer a Crippling Labor Shortage

By Annie Ourso, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Another industry that depends heavily on immigrant labor is one of Louisiana’s most important: Agriculture. Behind the oil and gas industry, agriculture is the second-largest contributor to the state economy, with an estimated $12 billion annual economic impact. Industry leaders say none of it would be possible without immigrants.