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Farming groups are worried that there may not be enough workers like this one, shown harvesting bell peppers, to bring in the winter vegetables after the government shutdown delayed the processing of visas for farm workers. (Photo courtesy Farmworker Justice)

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Visa backlog from shutdown could cause shortage of Ariz. farm labor

This month's federal government shutdown caused a backup in seasonal farmworkers' visa applications that some groups say could lead to a labor shortage during the coming winter vegetable harvest.