WAPATO, Wash -- Responding to concerns of farmers in the area, Zirkle Fruit Company says their temporary buildings for agricultural workers don't violate Yakima County zoning laws because the structures aren't permanent, and under state law, legal.
Gary Hudson of Zirkle Fruit Co. also says concerns about safety are overblown. "We will have someone on the property at all times," said Hudson.
He added that they are recruiting workers who are coming to work, and can fire anyone who is a problem. This is not the first time Zirkle has built temporary housing and brought in workers from other countries.
"We have done this before, and its never been a problem."