Blueberry Farmers’ Visa Worries, AC Auction, Craft Brewing – Wednesday’s Roundup

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Blueberry Farmers’ Visa Worries
It’s that time of year again – South Jersey’s blueberry farmers are talking to employment agencies, trying to scramble together enough of a crew to hand pick their fragile crop. Farmers in the area have struggled in recent years to find enough workers with legitimate temporary work visas and this year they are even more worried. A third-generation Hammonton farmer told CBS here the immigration restrictions could push him out of business.

AC Auction
There is another Atlantic City property auction tomorrow (starting at 10 am, lasting until properties are sold). Details are here, via the website of AC Auctions, which is running the event. The properties include a motel in Atlantic City, beach-block real estate, and some commercially-zoned land and property in the suburbs (Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville and Galloway Township). There are even bars available with liquor licenses, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

Craft Brewing
This is a great feature to read on International Women’s Day: The Press of Atlantic City’s Madison Russ spent time with women brewers and beer tenders at Tuckahoe Brewing Company in Egg Harbor Township and Ludlam Island Brewery in Ocean View. Russ writes about how perspectives on women in the beer world are changing both from within the industry and from consumers.

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In the rest of the headlines from the last 24 hours, there’s a story about Carl Icahn’s struggle to sell Trump Plaza, a volunteer-run free healthcare program opening in Egg Harbor Township, and good news and bad news for Atlantic City from a recent ratings agency release. All that and more below:

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