Georgia governor: Probationers could fill farm jobs

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal suggests people on criminal probation could fulfill agriculture's need for workers.

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Gov. Nathan Deal calls probationers a "partial solution" for 11,000 open positionsAgriculture commissioner: "We're hopeful there will be some people who will try that"Farmers express concerns about labor shortages as an immigration crackdown loomsGrowers association: Workers "don't want to come to Georgia because they're afraid"

Atlanta (CNN) -- With Georgia's new law cracking down on illegal immigration only weeks away from going into effect, the state's governor proposed a new solution Tuesday for growers worried about labor shortages: hiring