City: Glenwood, Md.
Owner: J. Alvin Smith and Family
Environmentally controlled square footage: 359,888
Shade house square footage: 0
Field production square footage: 199,580
Number of offshore facilities: 0
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants||99%|
Which stores do you serve? Ace Hardware, independent garden centers
Do you have any comments about immigration reform or the effectiveness of guest-worker programs?
The government has to address the key issues of immigration. First, enact a new policy that allows longtime workers to gain legal status. Develop policy to allow workers to come to America and either gain legal status or temporary status. Enforce borders once a new policy has been established for legitimate immigration procedures.