Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

The workers planting apple trees at this orchard in Wenatchee, Wash., came to the U.S. on temporary visas for farm workers.

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year. It’s up 36 percent over the same period last year.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)