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Specialty Growers Seek Ready Labor

A lack of ready labor continues to be a key issue for specialty growers. A conference in Springfield heard that message from Kevin Hosey with Knoxville, Tennessee based Seedway Seed. 

Seedway offers a full line of commercial vegetables and serve as dealers for about 50 major seed companies. Their biggest seller in Illinois is sweet corn followed by pumpkins, cucumbers and squash. 

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