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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Orchard manager David Weiss walks through a pear orchard filled with fruit rotting on the ground on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Rotting pears are culled at the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Pear grower Nick Ivicevich poses next to pears rotting on the ground of his orchard in Lakeport, CA on September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Piles of rotting pears discarded by the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Piles of rotting pears discarded by the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Piles of rotting pears discarded by the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Piles of rotting pears discarded by the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Pear grower Nick Ivicevich describes his difficulty in finding laborers to pick his bumper crop of pears in Lakeport, CA on September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • A Scully Packing Company dumps rotting pears in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Rotting pears are culled at the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Cookie Ivicevich salvages what pears she can from her family's orchard in Lakeport, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Piles of rotting pears discarded by the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • A Scully Packing Company dumps rotting pears in Finley, CA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Pear grower Nick Ivicevich describes his difficulty in finding laborers to pick his bumper crop of pears in Lakeport, CA on September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Pear grower Nick Ivicevich poses next to pears rotting on the ground of his orchard in Lakeport, CA on September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Pear grower Nick Ivicevich poses next to pears rotting on the ground of his orchard in Lakeport, CA on September 12, 2006. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA looks at a pile of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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  • Toni Scully owner of the Scully Packing Company in Finley, CA becomes emotional as she stands next to piles of rotting pears on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The plant typically discards less than a truckload a season, while this season Ð due to a lack of laborers Ð they're discarding 4-6 truckloads per day. Stepped-up border enforcement has led to a shortage of migrant labor which has left much of the pear crop rotting on the tree and ground in Lake County.
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