We’re talking about Gebarten Acres on East DeKalb Road in Hermon.
According to co-owner Greg Coller, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials investigated the farm and said those 18 employees did not have proper documentation.
Three more workers left when they heard about it, he said. The workers are from Guatemala and Mexico.
Now, Coller is struggling to keep those cows milked. Family and friends are pitching in. A group from Fort Drum is coming to serve meals Saturday.
Collar said the immigrant workers were not taken into ICE custody.
7 News has reached out to ICE for comment. A spokesman said, “We will decline to discuss specific investigations.”